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Martin Fröst, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Nordin: Emerging from Currents and Waves (2022)

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Martin Fröst, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Nordin: Emerging from Currents and Waves (2022)

Martin Fröst, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jesper Nordin: Emerging from Currents and Waves (Live) (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:40
Classical | Label: BIS

‘The fantastic thing about art and music is that one can pose questions and conjure up visions at the same time.’ The words are those of the Swedish composer Jesper Nordin, who does exactly that in Emerging from Currents and Waves. A large-scale work for orchestra, clarinet soloist, conductor and live electronics, Emerging… is a collaboration between Nordin, Martin Fröst and Esa-Pekka Salonen. All three are interested in how new technology can – and will – influence art and artistic expression, and in exploring the intersection of mankind, music and technology.

Nicolas Altstaedt - Salonen: Cello Concerto; Ravel: Sonata for Violin & Cello (2022)

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Nicolas Altstaedt - Salonen: Cello Concerto; Ravel: Sonata for Violin & Cello (2022)

Nicolas Altstaedt - Salonen: Cello Concerto; Ravel: Sonata for Violin & Cello (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 57:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 627 | Recorded: 2018

Nicolas Altstaedt presents here his version of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s monumental Cello Concerto, originally composed for Yo-Yo Ma, and given its Finnish premiere by the Franco-German cellist under the composer’s direction. In partnership with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, he reveals its full expressive dimension here: ‘The first movement opens with what, in my sketchbook, was called “Chaos to line”’, says Esa-Pekka Salonen. Chaos, a metaphorical comet, a rhythmic mantra with congas and bongos, a wild dance . . . Salonen goes on to say of the third movement: ‘I imagined the orchestra as some kind of gigantic lung, expanding and contracting first slowly, but accelerating to a point of mild hyperventilation which leads back to the dance-like material’ The coupling is the famous ‘Duo Ravel’ (to give it the original title used at its premiere), which Nicolas Altstaedt and Pekka Kuusisto have been performing and refining ever since 2010, and which it was high time to record.

Malin Broman, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra - Stockholm Diary: Salonen, Beamish, Schoenberg, Stravinsky (2022)

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Malin Broman, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra - Stockholm Diary: Salonen, Beamish, Schoenberg, Stravinsky (2022)

Malin Broman, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra - Stockholm Diary: Salonen, Beamish, Schoenberg, Stravinsky (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 71:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 467 | Recorded: 2021

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra and its artistic director Malin Broman have released their first joint album. Stockholm Diary includes Arnold Schönberg's cult work Verklärte Nacht as well as premiere recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Stockholm Diary'. The Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Malin Broman, a Swedish violinist who is also the violin and viola soloist on the album. The unifying factor in the album is not only Schönberg's work Verklärte Nacht, but also the city of Los Angeles. 'The composers of the album, Schönberg, Salonen and Stravinsky, have all been in Los Angeles at some point, so the name of the album could just as well have been LA Diary,' laughs Malin Broman.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto; Kraft (2004)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto; Kraft (2004)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto; Kraft (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 59:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1017-2 | Recorded: 2003

This CD features Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with two major important works by Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. The composer himself plays the solo part in the Piano Concerto (1990-94). The large-scale orchestral piece KRAFT (1983-85) features the Toimii Ensemble, in which Lindberg plays piano and percussion. This group was founded by Lindberg and Salonen in 1981 and has provided the composer with a laboratory for his sonic development. KRAFT meant for Lindberg the compositional breakthrough and earned him the UNESCO rostrum in 1986 and the Nordic Music Prize in 1988. Magnus Lindberg here performs on piano as a member of the Tomii Ensemble.

Paul Crossley, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Stravinsky: Works for Piano & Orchestra (1990)

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Paul Crossley, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Stravinsky: Works for Piano & Orchestra (1990)

Paul Crossley, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Stravinsky: Works for Piano & Orchestra (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:34 | 221 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 45797

Why this superb recording has not garnered more attention is amazing: it is one of the very finest selections and performances of lesser-known but brilliant works by Stravinsky. Recorded in the terrific acoustic of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall (the home of the Aldeburgh Festival) in 1988, these delights are performed by Stravinsky specialist pianist Paul Crossley with the firm support of Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the London Sinfonietta.

Nora Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

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Nora Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

Nora Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 100 Mb | Total time: 20:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records | # 0075597917338 | Recorded: 2019

This world premiere performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic was commissioned by the LA Phil with generous support from the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music as part of its centennial celebrations. Recorded live in May 2019 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and conducted by LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen with solo vocalist Nora Fischer.Two artistic discoveries influenced Andriessen as he wrote The only one. The first was a collection of poems by the Flemish poet Delphine Lecompte from The animals in me. His second discovery was the work of Nora Fischer, an Amsterdam–based singer known for developing dynamic creative projects that fuse classical and pop music.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 101 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 48 Mb | 00:20:55
Classical, Vocal | Label: Nonesuch Records

Louis Andriessen’s The only one will be released on Nonesuch Records on March 5, 2021. This world premiere performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic was commissioned by the LA Phil with generous support from the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music as part of its centennial celebrations. Recorded live in May 2019 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and conducted by LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen with solo vocalist Nora Fischer, The only one is available for pre-order now.

Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen: Violin Concertos (1988)

Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen - Violin Concertos (1988)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Philharmonia Orchestra; Swedish RSO; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 44548 | Time: 01:09:17

This sensational disc has served as a reference edition for both concertos since it was first issued back in the late 1980s. The Sibelius concerto is distinguished by the tension between Lin’s passionate and virtuosic account of the solo part and Salonen’s remarkable precision at the head of the orchestra. Listen, for example, to the remarkable rhythmic clarity at the opening of the finale, and to the way this serves to “float” Lin’s daredevil pyrotechnics up above. It’s just marvellous. The same holds true of the Nielsen–there is no finer account of this neglected concerto. It’s a rarity because in the finale Nielsen subordinates flash and dazzle to the work’s overall emotional arc, progressing from anger to contentment. That doesn’t mean the music isn’t excellent, or that Lin and Salonen’s performances aren’t gripping from first note to last. They tear into the opening movement with apt ferocity and find the necessary emotional resolution in the work’s amiable conclusion. The detailed, well-balanced sound ideally suits the interpretations. Essential.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 75:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | Alpha 544 | Recorded: 2018

This live recording of Strauss’s Metamorphosen and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony marks the birth on record of the ‘Sinfonia Grange au Lac’, an orchestra created in July 2018 on the occasion of the Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, the prestigious festival created by Mstislav Rostropovich in 1985 and revived since 2014. A musical ambassador intended to promote the excellence of its parent festival worldwide, the Sinfonia Grange au Lac consists of musicians from leading European orchestras (in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, London, Lucerne, Munich, Paris, Salzburg, Valencia and Vienna) as well as existing groups such as the Trio Karénine and the Quatuor Ébène. And it was a stroke of genius to manage to secure the services of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Martin Fröst - Anders Hillborg: Clarinet Concerto, Liquid Marble & Violin Concerto No. 1 (2021)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Martin Fröst - Anders Hillborg: Clarinet Concerto, Liquid Marble & Violin Concerto No. 1 (2021)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anna Lindal, Martin Fröst - Anders Hillborg: Clarinet Concerto, Liquid Marble & Violin Concerto No. 1 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 282 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:54
Classical | Label: Ondine Records

Anders Hillborg is one of Sweden’s best-known and versatile composers. Many of his works have been premiered by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The two men met when they were both students, and they have maintained contact as musicians and friends ever since.

Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)

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Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)

Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)
Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Voices; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, violin; Mark Van de Wiel, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD466 | Time: 01:08:31

Recorded as part of their critically praised ‘Infernal Dance’ season, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen explore three contrasting works by Bela Bartok – the chamber piece Contrasts, and the orchestral works Dance Suite and The Miraculous Mandarin. Contrasts is one of Bela Bartok’s most imaginative forays into the world of chamber music. His only chamber work involving a woodwind instrument (for Piano, Clarinet and Violin), Contrasts originated in a commission from the American ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman. Composed to mark the 50th anniversary of Budapest in 1923, Bartok’s Dance Suite is a rhapsodic collection of folk inspired tunes that marked a sonorous change in direction from the composer’s more dissonant works up to that point. The ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin is raw, dangerous, exotic and elemental: using the rarely performed full ballet score it is frenzied music, percussive, sensuous and violent, telling a shocking story of desire and death.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 30,7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4398 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: German, French, English, Italian, Spanish

Last production staged by Patrice Chéreau, this Elektra will remain as the main and most striking lyrical event of these last years in Aix-en-Provence. This production is leaded by three amazing singers: the German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius gave a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role, Waltraud Meier portrays a human and chilling Clytemnestra and Adrianne Pieczonka is a fantastic Chrysothemis. Everyone's loneliness and intimate struggles are Patrice Chéreau's favorites theatrical themes. With Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Orchestre de Paris, this production of Elektra becomes an unforgettable experience.