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Esa-Pekka Salonen is principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in Londonconductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonicand music director-designate of the San Francisco Symphony.
Salonen, born in HelsinkiFinland, studied horn and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinkias well as conducting with Jorma II - Magnus Lindberg. Another classmate on the composition side was the composer Magnus Lindberg and together they formed the new-music appreciation group Korvat auki "Ears open" in the Finnish language and the experimental ensemble Toimii lit.
His first experience with conducting came in with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestrathough he still thought of himself principally as a composer; in fact, Salonen has said that the primary reason he took up conducting was to ensure that someone would conduct his own compositions.
Salonen Toimii Ensemble principal conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from to This summer music festival presents new classical music and aims to bring the countries around the Baltic Sea together and to Esa-Pekka Salonen awareness for the environmental deterioration of the Baltic. It continues to be held annually in one of the countries in the region. His initial reaction was as follows:.
I had no idea what to expect. But the one thing that I didn't expect was when an older player came to talk to me after the first concert and said, 'Consider this your future home'. Something was going on, because I felt the Esa-Pekka Salonen. I sensed with an absolute certainty that this orchestra, in whatever way, was going to be a very important part of my life.
Continued friction between Fleischmann and Previn led to Previn's resignation in April Under Salonen's leadership, the Philharmonic became an extremely progressive and well-regarded orchestra. Alex Ross of The New Yorker said this:. The Salonen era in L. It is a story Esa-Pekka Salonen of an individual magically imprinting his personality on an institution — what Salonen has called the "empty hype" of conductor worship — but of an individual and an institution bringing out unforeseen capabilities in each other, and thereby proving how much life remains in the orchestra itself, at once the most conservative and the most powerful of musical organisms.
InSalonen and the orchestra announced the conclusion of his music directorship inwith Gustavo Dudamel taking his place. Before Salonen's last concert as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on April 19,the orchestra announced his appointment as its first ever "Conductor Laureate".
During Salonen's tenure as music Esa-Pekka Salonen, the orchestra gave pieces their world or American debuts and Esa-Pekka Salonen over 54 new works. By the time he Esa-Pekka Salonen down, he had served as music director longer than anyone else in the orchestra's history, leading the orchestra in concerts and 23 tours. This post included lectures, workshops, but, most significantly, the commissioning of Karawane, a new piece for orchestra and chorus based on Hugo Ball 's dada poetry, and the performance of nine other Salonen pieces throughout the season.
Salonen is currently composer-in-residence at the New York Philharmonicsince the fall ofwith a scheduled term through the spring of He returned for guest-conducting appearances in and In Decemberthe SFS announced the appointment of Salonen as its next music director, effective with the season, with an initial contract of 5 seasons. He has taken the title of music director-designate with immediate effect.
The digital residency allows members of the public Toimii Ensemble conduct, play and step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra with Salonen through audio and video projections of musicians performing The Rite of Spring. Slate called the interactive tour through orchestral history "the perfect classical music app. The ad was noted for "the novelty of seeing a contemporary classical composer in a piece of mainstream advertising,"  for the synchronization of the video editing with the score, and for the positive portrayal of classical music as compared to its typical pop cultural image.
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In the Esa-Pekka Salonen ofSalonen spoke on the uses of technology in music education to a group of Apple Distinguished Educators. He stated, however that after visiting the house and noting that indentations from Stravinsky's piano were still visible in the carpet, he was too intimidated by the prospect of trying to compose in the same house where Stravinsky had written such works as Symphony in Three Movementsthe Concerto in D for StringsThe Rake's ProgressOrpheusAgonthe Cantataand the Mass.
Among Salonen's compositions are Variations Salonen has stated that his time in California has helped him to be more Always - Alfonso Morquecho* - Mas Valses Con Morquecho Vol. VI in Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Piano compositions.
Mark Swed, chief music critic of the Los Toimii Ensemble Timesdescribed it this way:. When [Salonen] arrived in Los Angeles, he still liked to consider himself a composer-conductor, but the truth was that he had stopped writing music.
As a European Modernist, Salonen said, he had been inculcated with negatives, such as to avoid melody, harmonic identity and rhythmic pulse. Secretly, though, he was attracted to John Adamswho was then dismissed overseas as being simplistic. It's madness. Without a European musical elite looking over his shoulder, Salonen began to feel that it was fine to have his own ideas.
Although a work of great intricacy and virtuosity that doesn't ignore Salonen's Modernist training, "LA Variations" builds on rhythmic innovations closer to Adams. The piece proved an immediate hit, so much so that Salonen was stunned by the reaction and then by the score's continuing success — it has been taken up by several other conductors and had more than 80 performances worldwide. InSalonen composed Foreign Bodieshis largest work in terms of orchestration, which incorporated music from the opening movement of Dichotomie.
Another orchestral II - Magnus Lindberg, Insomniafollowed inand another, Wing on Wingin Wing on Wing includes parts for two sopranos and distorted samples of architect Frank Gehry 's voice as well as a fish.
In the liner notes for Deutsche Grammophon 's release of Wing On Winghe is quoted saying "Musical expression is bodily expression, there is no abstract cerebral expression in my opinion. It all comes out of the body. World premiere details shown where available, Salonen conducting unless otherwise Kiln - meadow:watt .
In addition to conducting his own compositions, Salonen has actively championed other composers' music, most notably Anders HillborgMagnus LindbergKaija Saariahoand Steven Stucky. Many noteworthy compositions have even been dedicated to Salonen. The Master - Mark Ayres - Myths And Other Legends is a list of some of the world premieres that he has conducted:.
Salonen is renowned for his dedication to performing and recording contemporary music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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