Mälkki’s Excellent Bartók Continues

This release actually preceded that of the recent Concerto for Orchestra and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. It’s every bit as fine. Susanna Mälkki has the Helsinki Philharmonic playing at the highest level, with plenty of character in the woodwind solos in both works (clarinet in the Mandarin Suite especially), and superb ensemble generally. […]