Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki and violinist Leila Josefowicz anchor this 20th-century program with an ebullient reading of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. Stormy works by Sibelius and Debussy are also featured, and a brooding work by a leading English composer, Thomas Adès, completes the program. Interviews with the soloist and conductor are also featured below.

Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Adès …but all shall be well
Debussy: La mer
Originally recorded at concerts on
Oct. 17, 19 and 22, 2013

Dvořák The Water Goblin
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts on Feb. 15, 16, 17 and 19, 2013

Williams Excerpt from film score for Lincoln

This program will be available until Dec. 31, 2016



‘La mer’ as a meditation on life itself

For a couple of years in my 20s, I listened to La mer daily. I was obsessed with it in the same way a twentysomething man would be obsessed with a twentysomething woman. That would come later, but fo...

Leila Josefowicz embraces music of the moment

A decade ago, Leila Josefowicz made a risky decision that has transformed her career and given her an unusual niche among today’s top violinists. Except for a few groundbreaking 20th-century piec...

Stravinsky: ‘The Rite of Spring’

Igor Stravinsky transformed simple ancient folk music from Russia and Lithuania into a perfect storm of rhythm, harmony and melodies that were unlike any heard before. One hundred years later, this ma...

Finnish music? Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Sibelius’ richly romantic Fifth Symphony was written by Finland’s greatest composer just before his country finally achieved independence and nationhood in 1917. Sibelius claimed the best-loved tu...

Pablo Heras-Casado in his CSO debut (Ravel, Debussy, Falla)

Lovely and playful works from the early 20th-century form the debut program of young Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Flamenco vocalist Marina Heredia sings. Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor R...

Bronfman plays Bartók (with Debussy and Stravinsky)

Four virtuosic works from the 20th century are grouped here, conducted by Cristian Macelaru. Both Bartók works provide moments for starry performance, especially the vibrant piano concerto. Stravinsk...

Salonen conducts Sibelius, Lutosławski (with Yo-Yo Ma) and Tchaikovsky

Yo-Yo Ma is featured in Lutosławski's daring Cello Concerto, and talks about his history with the piece in an interview. Sibelius works start the program, and an exciting Tchaikovsky overture closes. ...

Elder conducts Dvořák, Rachmaninov and Sibelius

The famous Third Piano Concerto by Rachmaninov anchors this program, featuring a deft performance by Garrick Ohlsson, and conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Sibelius’ mercurial First Symphony closes, wit...

Bicket conducts Bach, Anna Clyne and Stravinsky

Anna Clyne, CSO Mead composer-in-residence, wrote Prince of Clouds for her violinist friend Jennifer Koh (pictured above) and Koh’s teacher at the Curtis Institute, Jaime Laredo. They premiere this...