Esa-Pekka Salonen marks the centenary of one of the most famous premières in musical history - Stravinsky's primitivist ballet Rite of Spring. Showered throughout by a torrential hail of noises from the gallery, the whole thing ended in uproar with the young conductor, Pierre Monteux, and his musicians fleeing for their lives. Before that, Beethoven's gigantic Symphony No. 7, portrays the tumultuous times of the symphony's composition during the Napoleonic wars.
Forthcoming concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen:
May 24 2013, 20:00 - Konzerthaus Dortmund
Salonen conducts Korngold, Hermann and Williams in Dortmund as part of the Philharmonia's European Tour.
May 25 2013, 20:00 - Laieszhalle Hamburg
Salonen conducts Varèse and Stravinsky in Hamburg as part of the Philharmonia's European Tour.