Something else struck me about the apparition of “L’Amour de Loin” at the Met. Listening to the second performance, on December 6th, I thought, What is different? And I realized that the Met had never presented a contemporary score so steeped in European modernism ... To hear the Met players revelling in these sounds, under the inspired direction of Susanna Mälkki (alas, only the fourth female conductor in the company’s history), was one of the year’s great sensations. May it soon be repeated.

The New Yorker

Alex Ross