August 25, 2009
Malkki's lean Beethoven 4
Susanna Malkki was the only woman in her conducting class in Helsinki ten years ago, but she doesn't want to talk about being a female conductor. Malkki says "If I forget about it then others may forget about it too." Malkki led the BBC Symphony Orchestra last month at the BBC Proms in London, in a lean and rhythmically-charged performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.
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Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Cyril Huve, Pianoforte
Jamie Walton, cello; Daniel Greenwood, piano
(arr. Lieberman): String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51
American String Project; Jorja Fleezanis, leader; Stephanie Chase, solo 2nd vln; David Harding, solo vla; Julie albers, solo vlc
Benaroya Hall, Seattla, WA
Traditional Norwegian, Telemark:
I mine kate ungdomsdagar
arr. Andrew Smith; Trio Mediaeval
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN
Piano Sonata No. 8: III - Rondo Allegro
Jonathan Biss, piano
Overture to "the Barber of Seville"
Avalon Wind Quintet
Wartburg Palace, Germany
Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone
Alpin Hong, piano
Donors' Concert; Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, CO
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Susanna Malkki, cond.
BBC Proms 2009; Royal Albert Hall, London, England