Esa-Pekka Salonen

We're excited to share this world premiere recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Pentatonic Étude for solo viola, performed by Lawrence Power. Salonen wrote the piece for Power and it was premiered in 2015.

The Pentatonic Étude was written to be played ahead of the Bartók Viola Concerto, which is how Lawrence Power will perform it with the Philharmonia Orchestra on THURSDAY 1 JUNE 2017 at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK. The programme also includes Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Book here: philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/1622

If you want to hear more from Lawrence Power, check out our interview with him here on YouTube: vimeo.com/216221152

You can also read a blog post on our website: philharmonia.co.uk/blog/78#lawrence_power_viola_breaking_the_mould

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Esa-Pekka Salonen

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As both a lauded composer and a world renowned conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen has a restless innovation that marks him as one of the most important artists in classical music. The Boston Globe has said that he displays "a kind of complete musicianship rarely…


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As both a lauded composer and a world renowned conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen has a restless innovation that marks him as one of the most important artists in classical music. The Boston Globe has said that he displays "a kind of complete musicianship rarely encountered today."

Salonen 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. His pieces Floof and LA Variations have become established modern classics, and new compositions continue to be performed around the globe.

Find out more at esapekkasalonen.com

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