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Salonen, Esa-Pekka,

1958–, Finnish conductor and composer. Originally a French horn player, he studied (1973–77) at Helsinki's Sibelius Academy. He made his conducting debut (1979) with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, his American debut (1984) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and later conducted (1984–95) the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. A noted advocate of a repertory that combines traditional classical works with varied pieces of contemporary classical music, Salonen was music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1992 to 2009, and has become known for his passionate, dynamic, and exacting style of conducting. His compositions are written in a postserialist style. They include Horn Music (1976), Floof (1982, rev. 1990), L. A. Variations (1997), and Five Images after Sappho (1999).
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2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the evening of October 23, 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall was the place to be in Los Angeles, as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a spectacular, sold-out orchestral performance of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (The Suites).
Throughout his career he has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner, Georg Solti, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Sir Andrew Davis and Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.
and as Fire, Princess and Nightingale in concert performances of L'enfant et les sortileges with the Chicago Symphony under Esa-Pekka Salonen (May, with a cast that includes Kate Royal and Eric Owens).
Schneider, 53, finds herself nominated alongside such heavyweight contemporary composers as Arvo Part, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Magnus Lindberg as well as Caroline Shaw, whose "Partita for 8 Voices'' won the Pulitzer Prize.
And this dark, labyrinthine setting is perfect for the Philharmonia's Royal Philharmonic Society's award-winning virtual, interactive experience conceived by the orchestra's Digital Department and principal conductor and artistic advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen.
In Rehearsal, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Listening to this splendid performance of the symphony by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen one could perhaps understand Weber's discomfort at the music he was hearing.
Violin Concerto," a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
Philharmonia Orchestra, bass Sir John Tomlinson, soprano Michelle DeYoung, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, director Nick Hillel - Debussy, Janacek, Bartok: Birmingham Symphony Hall, 7.
Since then Julian has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti to Elton John and Stephane Grappelli.
While still a student, she, the composer Magnus Lindberg and the conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, founded the progressive "Korvat auki
She has recently performed Messiaen's Oiseaux exotiques with the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Messiaen Festival.