Sublime Salonen from the Seattle Symphony and Jennifer Koh

Jennifer Koh

By Thomas May 

"Taking [Leila Josefowicz's] place was Jennifer Koh, who made a formidable champion of the work in this ‘role debut’. Koh commanded the full technical arsenal required for Salonen’s expressive purposes: unrelenting, rapid-fire arpeggiations in the first movement, ethereal sustained notes (especially at the highest extreme of the instrument’s register), vertiginous interval leaps. Most impressive of all was Koh’s use of phrasing and articulation, from aggressively steely attacks to the whitest, most featherweight tones."

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