Esa Pekka Salonen – Violin Concerto

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Yefim Bronfman - Salonen: Helix, Piano Concerto, Dichotomie (2008)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Yefim Bronfman - Salonen: Helix, Piano Concerto, Dichotomie (2008)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:34:30 | 284 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: DGG4778103

Issued to celebrate Esa-Pekka Salonen’s time with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (he is now their first ever conductor laureate), this valuable disc really points us to how important Salonen may be seen one day as a composer. Although he reputedly sees his conducting activities as bill-paying ones, he is nevertheless ultra-high profile (he is presently principal conductor and artistic advisor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra).

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Salonen conducts Sibelius (1995) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 16, 2017
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Salonen conducts Sibelius (1995) (Repost)

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Salonen conducts Sibelius (1995)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:24 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 64578

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s restless innovation drives him constantly to reposition classical music in the 21st century. He is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009. This season is his second of three as the Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, and his first of five years as Artist in Association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Deutsche Grammophon | B0017521-02
Classical / Modern Classical / Concerto / Violin

Renowned as one of the world's leading conductors, Esa-Pekka Salonen is also a gifted composer of highly expressive, colorful, and idiomatic music that has found a growing audience. His Violin Concerto (2009) won the 2012 Grawemeyer Prize and was composed for Leila Josefowicz, who performs as soloist with Salonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on this Deutsche Grammophon release. The dazzling virtuosity of the violin part translates into equally flashy writing for the orchestra, and it's apparent that Salonen wrote with a conductor's ear for all the instruments' capabilities, not primarily for the violin above an indifferent accompaniment.
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.
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) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.
Shostakovich, D.: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 – Bronfman; LAPO; Esa-Pekka Salonen

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35; Piano Concerto No. 2. in F major, Op. 102; Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 –
Yefim Bronfman (piano); Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Julliard String Quartet

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 343 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1999 | Published: 1999 | Catalog number: SK 60677

This is a splendid recording, featuring three of Shostakovich's major works involving his own instrument, the piano. They display all the mercurial, contradictory aspects of his style, from dance-hall banality to sophisticated counterpoint and inspired melodic inventiveness, from mournful desolation and bleak hopelessness to the wild, obsessive, sardonic humor of desperation…The resulting performances are brilliant, moving, and exciting; Bronfman's virtuosity is stunning and the solo trumpeter in the first concerto is terrific. The string playing is wonderful–rich and colorful in sound, rhythmically incisive, deeply expressive; the first violinist's tone soars radiantly in the many stratospheric passages. –Edith Eisler; Editorial Reviews; Amazon.com
Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone (2013) (Repost)

Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:32 | 268 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Choral | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1217-5

La Passion de Simone is an oratorio for solo soprano, choir, orchestra, and electronics by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Originally premiered in a stage version directed by Peter Sellars, this oratorio about the life and work of French philosopher Simone Weil, has been developed in a new version for live video by Jean-Baptiste Barriere. This new version premiered at the occasion of the 60th birthday celebration of Kaija Saariaho, offered to her as a surprise gift in Helsinki’s Musikkitalo earlier this month.
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Le Sacre du Printemps (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Esa-Pekka Salonen - Le Sacre du Printemps (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:02 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This Deutsche Grammophon disc, Le Sacre du Printemps – Los Angeles Philharmonic, is issued to celebrate the opening of L.A.'s new concert venue, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Disney is one of the most controversial structures to go into in the ground in the twenty first century, a twisted, semi-abstract edifice made of polished stainless steel and occupying 293,000 square feet with a seven-level parking lot below.
Kaija Saariaho - La Passion de Simone (Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen)

Kaija Saariaho - La Passion de Simone (Dawn Upshaw, Esa-Pekka Salonen)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 354 Mb
Label:Ondine - Date:2013

Kaija Saariaho's La Passion de Simone, an oratorio about the life and thoughts of Simone Weil for soprano solo, choir, orchestra and electronics, is now being released for the first time on CD. La Passion de Simone is not only the most important work by Kaija Saariaho (even she herself said so), but this recording features top performers including soprano Dawn Upshaw and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Chamber Choir.
Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.3 - Anna Larson; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor – Anna Larson, contraalto; Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale;
The Paulist Boy Choristers of California; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa Pekka Salonen- conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 378 Mb (3% recovery)| FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1997 | Published: 1998

Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen is one of the few indisputably great masters of his trade… The orchestra has never sounded better - in fact, the playing on this disc is so staggeringly fine that you're simply not conscious of it at all. Salonen's interpretation is equally persuasive. It's so natural that it actually makes the work - the longest symphony in the repertoire - seem short… Check out the end of the first movement for the most exciting and passionate five minutes of music you're ever likely to hear. Greatness, folks, pure and simple. - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com, David Hurwitz