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Salonen Composes

Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.Andrew Eccles

Salonen Composes


November 03, 2021

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a name well known to many classical listeners as a world-class conductor whose name appears on countless recordings. But he also composes, and on this week’s sow, Steve Seel showcases a piece that Salonen says he started working on some 20 years ago. Also on the show, Dobrinka Tabakova’s “Truro Canticles” nearly brings Steve to tears, and we sample more from the new release of music by Max Richter.