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Performer: Esa-Pekka Salonen

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LondonMahler 3

Michelle DeYoung, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd
Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Michelle DeYoung; Philharmonia Voices; Tiffin Boys' Choir

LondonSalonen conducts Britten and Ravel

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Southbank Centre/BBC | Mark Allan
Ravel, Britten
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Julia Bullock

LondonBeethoven’s Prometheus

Stephen Fry © Philharmonia Orchestra
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Stephen Fry; Gerard McBurney; Hillary Leben
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Salonen still the coolest Finn on the (ice) block

Esa-Pekka Salonen rehearses in the Philharmonie de Paris © Mathias Benguigui | Pasco and Co
Esa-Pekka Salonen pairs Sibelius' last two symphonies in his concert with the Orchestre de Paris
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Salonen leads the Philharmonia in an animated Prometheus

Stephen Fry © Philharmonia Orchestra
Trying to rekindle the public’s interest for a rarely played work, Salonen and his collaborators took an unusual approach.
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An anniversary and a departure: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Southbank Centre/BBC | Mark Allan
American soprano Julia Bullock offered an impassioned, impeccably sung interpretation of Britten's Les Illuminations, bookended by elegant Ravel standards.
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Beethoven keeps the flame burning

Esa-Pekka rehearses 1808 Reconstructed with the Philharmonia © Camilla Greenwell
Directed by Gerard McBurney, this concert recreated the marathon Akademie conducted by Beethoven in Vienna which saw the premieres of four major works. 
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Twilight draws on LA Phil’s look back at Weimar Germany

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
The Los Angeles Philharmonic under Salonen look back at the dwindling twilight years of the Weimar Republic. 
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Looking back at Weimar: Salonen conducts the LA Phil

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
The Los Angeles Philharmonic under Salonen inaugurates their musical retrospective of Weimar Germany. 
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