Philharmonia Orchestra http://wrti.org en A Profile of Esa-Pekka Salonen http://wrti.org/post/profile-esa-pekka-salonen <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles acclaimed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. As a composer, Salonen is quoted saying &quot;Musical expression is bodily expression, there is no abstract cerebral expression in my opinion. It all comes out of the body.&quot; As a conductor he has simply stated that the primary reason he took up conducting was to ensure that someone would conduct his own compositions. &nbsp;He is currently principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:09:13 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4047 at http://wrti.org A Profile of Esa-Pekka Salonen Classical Guitarist Manuel Barrueco http://wrti.org/post/classical-guitarist-manuel-barrueco <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with classical guitar virtuoso Manuel Barrueco. During the last three decades, Mr. Barrueco&#39;s international tours have taken him to some of the most important musical centers in the world. And his recording catalogue includes over a dozen CDs covering the majority of the guitar repertoire. Mr. Barrueco&#39;s recording of the famed <i>Concierto de Aranjuez</i> by Joaquin Rodrigo, with Placido Domingo conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, is considered by many critics to be the finest rendition of this work to date.</p><p><b>More Information:</b></p> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:28:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2331 at http://wrti.org Classical Guitarist Manuel Barrueco