Esa-Pekka Salonen

(b. 1958)

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(b Helsinki, 1958).

Finn. composer and conductor. Began career as horn‐player. London début 1983 (Philharmonia Orch.). Chief cond. Swedish Radio SO 1985–95. Cond. f.p. of Saxton's The Circles of Light, 1986. Cond. Messiaen's Saint François d'Assise, Salzburg Fest. 1992. CG début 1995. Prin. cond. Los Angeles PO 1992–2009 and of Philharmonia Orchestra from 2008. Comps. incl.: Goodbye, vn., gui. (1979); sax. conc. (1980–1); Baalal, tape (1982); Floof, sop., small ens. (1990); Second Meeting, ob., pf. (1992); LA Variations, orch. (1997); 5 Images after Sappho, sop., 14 instr. (1999); 2 Songs from Kalender Röd, unacc. ch. (2000); Dichotomie, pf. (2000); vc. conc. (Mania) (2000); Foreign Bodies, orch. (2001); Insomnia, orch. (2002); Wing on Wing, 2 sop., orch. (2004); Stockholm Diary, str. (2004); Helix, orch. (2005).

Subjects: Music.

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