Esa-Pekka Salonen on Italian and & French Masterpieces

"I think that for most artists, or for many artists, there has been a defining moment and that's contact with the otherness. All of a sudden you're facing something that is totally alien to you and that energy usually gets things to move along." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

28 February 2019 at Royal Festival Hall in London: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/2152/esa-pekka_salonen_french_and_italian_masterpieces

We caught up with Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, in Verona, Italy, to find out more about his programme of French and Italian masterpieces (28 February 2019), including the works of Respighi, Ravel, Berio, Debussy and Donatoni. Esa-Pekka shares the moving story of how Donatoni's work, ESA (In cauda V), was created, and reflects on his time in Italy as a composition student.

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