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Esa-Pekka Salonen
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Esa-Pekka Salonen (born June 30th, 1958, in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (2008-2017), Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Composer-In-Residence at the New York Philharmonic.

He studied horn and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and conducting with Jorma Panula. One of his classmates was the composer Magnus Lindberg with whom Salonen formed the groups Korvat auki and Toimii. Later on Salonen studied with the composers Franco Donatoni, Niccolò Castiglioni and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

His first conducting experience was in 1979 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1983, he replaced an indisposed Michael Tilson Thomas to conduct a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra at very short notice, and it launched his career as a conductor. He was the Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia from 1985 to 1994.

Salonen was Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1985-1995. He made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1984 and has conducted the orchestra in every season since. In 1992 Salonen became orchestra's tenth Music Director. After 2008-2009 season, Gustavo Dudamel took over his post. Salonen intends to focus on composing and opera.

He is married to violinist Jane Price and they have three children. They reside in Los Angeles, California.
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Albums

SAOLP 101 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Nuoria Suomalaisia Säveltäjiä – Young Finnish Composers album art Various Hornmusic I Various - Nuoria Suomalaisia Säveltäjiä – Young Finnish Composers(LP) Sibelius-Akatemian Oppilaskunta SAOLP 101 Finland 1980 Sell This Version
UNM 5141 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Some Purposes album art Various Yta I Various - Some Purposes(LP) Ung Nordisk Musikk UNM 5141 Norway 1983 Sell This Version
DMR1-099 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Masters At Work - A CBS Masterworks Digital Sampler album art Various Trumpet Concerto, 1st Movement Various - Masters At Work - A CBS Masterworks Digital Sampler(LP, Album, Smplr) CBS Records Canada Ltd. DMR1-099 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
5096512 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Sound Of Silence, Classical Music Mixed with Sounds Of Nature album art Various Valse Triste, Op. 44, No.1 and 2 more… Various - Sound Of Silence, Classical Music Mixed with Sounds Of Nature(3xCD, Album, 3 C) SMM 5096512 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - ReComposed By Jimi Tenor album art Various Wing On Wing Various - ReComposed By Jimi Tenor (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 2006 Sell This Version
EXPCD220 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Suomalaiset Sävelet, Osa 8 / Finnish Tones, Part 8 album art Various LA Variations and 2 more… Various - Suomalaiset Sävelet, Osa 8 / Finnish Tones, Part 8(CD) YLE EXPCD220 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
CD-80712 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Piano Music Of Salonen, Stucky, And Lutosławski album art Gloria Cheng Organisme and 5 more… Gloria Cheng - Piano Music Of Salonen, Stucky, And Lutosławski(CD, Album) Telarc CD-80712 US 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

ST 48089, 07-048089-30 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Rendezvous Der Sinne album art Various Peer Gynt - Morgenstimmung Various - Rendezvous Der Sinne(Cass, Comp) Sony Classical, Sony Classical ST 48089, 07-048089-30 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
S2 53124 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Klassiska Mästerverk Volym III album art Various Berceuse Ur Eldfågeln Various - Klassiska Mästerverk Volym III(2xLP, Comp) Sony Masterworks S2 53124 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
SK 53124 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Klassiska Mästerverk Volym III album art Various Berceuse Ur Eldfågeln Various - Klassiska Mästerverk Volym III(CD, Comp) Sony Masterworks SK 53124 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
SAMP 2114, 11-002114-10 Esa-Pekka Salonen - ES Collection Vol. 1 album art Various Concertos For Piano And Orchestra - No.2 In C. Minor, Op. 18; No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30. Extract: Concerto No. 3 - Allegro Ma Non Tanto (as Esa Pekka Salonen) Various - ES Collection Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Promo, Sup) Sony Classical, Sony Classical SAMP 2114, 11-002114-10 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
SXK 61971 Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Opera Season - Autumn 1995 album art Various Il Prigioniero - and 2 more… Various - The Opera Season - Autumn 1995(CD, Comp) Sony Classical SXK 61971 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 2784 Esa-Pekka Salonen - CD Som Salgsverktøy - Det Som Går Inn Gjennom Begge Ørene Blir Der Inne album art Various Morgenstemning Various - CD Som Salgsverktøy - Det Som Går Inn Gjennom Begge Ørene Blir Der Inne(CD-ROM, Album, Comp, Enh, Promo, Dig) Sony Music SAMPCD 2784 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
01-006458-10 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Sony Classical (New Traditions) album art Various Mysteries Of The Macabre and 1 more… Various - Sony Classical (New Traditions)(CD, Comp) Sony Classical 01-006458-10 France 1996 Sell This Version
MLK 62369 Various Symphony No. 82 in C Major, Hob. I: 82, and 5 more… Various - Age of Elegance(CD, Comp) Sony Classical MLK 62369 US 1996 Sell This Version
MLK 62368 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Cartoons Greatest Hits album art Various Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Various - Cartoons Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Sony Classical MLK 62368 US 1996 Sell This Version
CCD 81 Various, Ute Lemper Vertigo: Suite - Prelude Various, Ute Lemper - Banned Music(CD, Comp, Promo) Classic CD CCD 81 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BHCD 2/3 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Snap Shots album art Various Ritratto (1980/83, Excerpt) Various - Snap Shots(2xCD, Album, Comp, Promo) Boosey & Hawkes BHCD 2/3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
2-492494 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Clássico album art Various Igor Stravinsky: A Sagração Da Primavera Various - Clássico(CD, Comp) Columbia, Sony Music Marketing Especial 2-492494 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
J4K 65819 Various The Murder - Psycho: A Suite For Strings and 1 more… Various - Sony Classical: Great Performances: 1903-1998(4xCD, Comp) Columbia J4K 65819 US 1999 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack For A Century album art Various Turangalîla II - Turangalîla Symphony and 1 more… Various - Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack For A Century (Comp) Sony Music US 1999 Sell This Version
510890 2 Esa-Pekka Salonen - KnuffelClassic album art Various Morgenstimmung Various - KnuffelClassic(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media 510890 2 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
NCD 26 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Of The Earth album art EMO Ensemble Two Songs To Poems Of Ann Jäderlund EMO Ensemble - Of The Earth(CD, Album, Comp) Alba Records NCD 26 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Essential Wynton Marsalis album art Wynton Marsalis Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano (1948) Wynton Marsalis - The Essential Wynton Marsalis (Comp) Sony Classical 2007 Sell This Version
88697 14120 2 Esa-Pekka Salonen - Dinner Classics - Musik Und Menü In Harmonie - Die Perfekte Musik Für Jeden Anlass album art Various Taxi Driver Blues Various - Dinner Classics - Musik Und Menü In Harmonie - Die Perfekte Musik Für Jeden Anlass(10xCD, Comp + Box) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 14120 2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version

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