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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Publisher: Chester Music

Salonen’s recent orchestral scores have an assertive, luminous tonal confidence that seems to state ‘problem solved’ – even if it does so in kaleidoscopically rich colours.— Martin Anderson, Tempo

Salonen is a skillful dramatist who masters the sustained tension in such a way that even his colleagues from the movie industry must be peering in wonder at this Finn.— Manfred Müller, Kölnische Rundschau
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2011 artist-in-residence at Festival Présences, Paris
  • 2008 appointed principal conductor of Philharmonia Orchestra, London
  • 1997 premiere of LA Variations in Los Angeles
  • 1995-6 Artistic Director of Helsinki Festival
  • 1992 appointed Music Director of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 1985 appointed chief conductor of Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • 1983 co-founds Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Finland with Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • 1981 completes first large-scale work…auf den ersten Blick und ohne zu wissen…

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