Los Angeles Philharmonic

Creatively Speaking
6:56 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Esa-Pekka Salonen: A 21st-Century Conductor And Composer

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen is best known for his fruitful 17-year tenure as the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, now led by Gustavo Dudamel. Together, with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, Salonen is credited with putting the West Coast on the classical music map in an entirely new way. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the conductor will return to LA's Disney Hall later this year.

Creatively Speaking
1:09 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

A Profile of Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Clive Barda

David Patrick Stearns profiles acclaimed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. As a composer, Salonen is quoted saying "Musical expression is bodily expression, there is no abstract cerebral expression in my opinion. It all comes out of the body." 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.  He is currently principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Deceptive Cadence
2:20 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic in a rehearsal of Mahler's Symphony No. 4, on tour last month in Caracas, Venezuela.
Brian Lauritzen KUSC

Originally published on Thu March 1, 2012 6:32 pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and its conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, have just returned from a tour in Caracas, Venezuela, where they performed Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony.

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