Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Esa-Pekka Salonen is not only an internationally celebrated conductor but also a significant composer. Being a conductor, he has excellent command of writing for both large and small orchestra in a way that is gratifying for the musicians. His orchestral works include his greatest successes. He began his composing career under the auspices of European Modernism, but his relocation to Los Angeles in the 1990s brought new, more relaxed tones to his idiom – “rich sonorities, energetic dancelike rhythms and an almost Neo-Romantic melodic flow,” as Kimmo Korhonen wrote of LA Variations (1996/1997). Salonen moves effortlessly between idioms and has been compared to composers as diverse as Stravinsky, Lutoslawski and John Adams.


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
Aubades 1980 08:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Baalal 1982 11 23:00
Catch & Release 2006 7 00:00 Chester Music
Cello Concerto 2016 38:00
Concert Étude 2000 8 06:00 Chester Music
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra 1981 3 20:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Dichotomie 2000 8 17:00 Chester Music
Dona nobis pacem 2010 9 05:00 Chester Music
Five Images After Sappho 1999 9 20:00 Chester Music
Floof 1990 9 10:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Foreign Bodies 1999 2 21:00 Chester Music
Gambit 1998 2 10:00 Chester Music
Giro 1981 2 07:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Goodbye 1979 7 11:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Helix 2005 2 09:00 Chester Music
Homunculus 2008 7 12:00 Chester Music
Insomnia 2002 2 20:00 Chester Music
Invenzione and Chorale 2004 8 04:00 Chester Music
Iri da iri 2014 9 10:00 Chester Music
Karawane 2014 9 28:00 Chester Music
knock, breathe, shine 2010 8 12:00 Chester Music
Lachen verlernt 2002 8 10:00 Chester Music
LA Variations 1996 2 19:00 Chester Music
Mania 2000 3 17:00 Chester Music
Meeting 1982 7 06:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Memoria 2003 7 12:00 Chester Music
Mimo I 7 00:00
Mimo II 1992 3 11:20 Chester Music
Mirage 2010 1 00:00 Chester Music
Nachtlieder 1978 00:00
Nachtlieder 1978 7 08:00 Fennica Gehrman
Nainen ja apina 1 00:00
Nyx 2011 2 17:00 Chester Music
Piano Concerto 2007 3 33:00 Chester Music
Prologue 1979 7 08:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Second Meeting 1992 7 10:30 Chester Music
Sisar 2012 8 06:00
Stockholm Diary 2004 2 12:00 Chester Music
SYK Fanfare 2006 8 03:00 Chester Music
Three preludes 2005 8 00:00 Chester Music
Two Songs 2000 9 12:00 Chester Music
Viesti RSO:lle / Message for the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra 2002 2 00:00 Chester Music
Violin Concerto 2009 3 30:00 Chester Music
Wing on Wing 2003 3 27:00 Chester Music
Yta I 1982 8 05:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Yta II 1985 8 06:00 Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Yta IIb 1985 8 06:00 Chester Music
Yta III 1986 8 06:30 Chester Music
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