Susanna scores half-century

Susanna scores half-century


norman lebrecht

March 13, 2019

Happy birthday to Susanna Mälkki, 50 today and striding ahead with the Helsinki Philharmonic and the LA Phil.

One of the most underrated conductors around.


  • conducting is art says:

    actually she s excellent and appreciated. you can’t be really good and surfing on the ‘i m a female conductor please invite me’ – wave which is just and only a new side of showbiz and making money. she is just good (for some music like Bruckner, Mahler, Tschaik still to prove).

  • Jonathan Grieves-Smith says:

    What gorgeous music-making

  • Bruce says:

    Mesmerizing performance. And a refreshing lack of histrionics.

  • MacroV says:

    I’m a fan from when she led Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” at the MET last year. That was memorable.

  • Chris says:

    Susannah has had a certain success in modern music making, with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

  • kundry says:

    No pasa nada ! The correct Spanish meaning of it : “It does not matter” , as it is more and more nowadays with correct conductors and technically proficient orchestras. Time beating at its best.