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Composer: Salonen, Esa-Pekka (b. 1958)

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Year of birth1958
NationalityFinland
PeriodContemporary
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StockholmSongs of Sunset and Dawn

Songs of Sunset and Dawn
Salonen, Serksnyte
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Swedish Radio Choir; Andrius Žlabys; Lina Dambrauskaite; Justina Gringyte

StockholmCongratulations Esa-Pekka!

Congratulations Esa-Pekka!
Biber, Salonen, Beethoven
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Truls Mørk

RotterdamShostakovich 11

Salonen, Shostakovich
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

MadridSinfónico 10: Coger aire

Sinfónico 10: Coger aire
Salonen, Bruckner
Orquesta Nacional de España; Christoph Eschenbach; Leila Josefowicz

LondonSalonen and Bartók Concertos

© Benjamin Suomela
Sibelius, Salonen, Bartók
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Truls Mørk
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Alessandra Ferri returns in Royal Ballet triple bill

Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli in Marguerite and Armand © ROH | Tristam Kenton
A random assortment of disassociated ballets performed with variable success - from the sublime to the nondescript. 
***11
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Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Salonen's tribute to Gehry, Yasuhisa Toyota and Deborah Borda seems to come more from his brilliant visual palette than his emotional heart. 
****1
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A rousing reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the LA Phil

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Esa-Pekka Salonen's return to Walt Disney concert hall highlighted his gifts as composer and conductor alike and underscored how an orchestra can sound genuinely 21st century.
*****
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A portrait of a world drawn closer, as depicted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s spotlight on Salonen the creative artist also imparted thoughts on our interconnected world. 
****1
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Textural clarity in Susanna Mälkki’s return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Baiba Skride has an incredible way of naturally engaging the listener’s emotions while transcending with ease the most challenging demands of the score.
****1
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