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LISTEN: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Piece of Music that Changed His Life

Esa-Pekka Salonen
Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor 
Philharmonia Orchestra
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Last week, I had the opportunity to record a conversation with Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Finnish composer-conductor widely considered to be one of the most important in his field. After 17 years as more…

Berlin Philharmonic: May take a year to choose new conductor

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BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Philharmonic says it could take as long as a year to find a replacement for outgoing chief conductor Simon Rattle after the orchestra’s musicians were unable to more…