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Esa-Pekka Salonen ( pronunciation : [ˈesɑˌpekːɑ ˈsɑlonen]; born June 30, 1958) is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Composer-In-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Artistic Director and cofounder of the Baltic Sea Festival, and Artist-in-Association at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Messiaen: Turangalila / Lutoslawski: Symphony no. 3 Messiaen, Lutosławski; Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1987 Symphony no. 5 / Pohjola's Daughter Jean Sibelius; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1988 The Firebird / Jeu De Cartes Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 3
1988 Violin Concertos Sibelius, Nielsen; Cho-Liang Lin, Esa-Pekka Salonen 4
1989 Des Canyons aux étoiles Olivier Messiaen; London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paul Crossley 1
1989 Symphony no. 2 "Four Temperaments" / Pan & Syrinx, op. 49 / Aladdin Suite Carl Nielsen; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1990 Le Sacre du Printemps / Symphony in Three Movements Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1990 Symphony no. 5 / Masquerade: Overture, Prelude, Dance Nielsen; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1990 Musica Sveciae: Serenad / Midvinter / Chitra Wilhelm Stenhammar; Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1991 Apollon musagète / Concerto in D / Cantata Stravinsky, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Orchestra & Chorus, Yvonne Kenny, John Aler, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1992 Oedipus Rex Stravinsky; Anne Sofie von Otter, Vinson Cole, Simon Estes, Hans Sotin, Nicolai Gedda, Patrice Chéreau, Swedish Radio Chorus, The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Orphei Drängar, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1992 Lemminkäinen Legends, op. 22 / En saga, op. 9 Jean Sibelius; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1992 Symphony No. 4 Gustav Mahler; Barbara Hendricks, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1993 Petrouchka / Orpheus Stravinsky; The Philharmonia, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1993 Schoenberg: Piano Concerto / Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Schoenberg, Liszt; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Emanuel Ax 1
1993 Du Cristal / …À La Fumée / Nymphéa Kaija Saariaho; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Petri Alanko, Anssi Karttunen, Kronos Quartet 2
1993 Kullervo Sibelius; Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1
1994 Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 / Les Espaces Du Sommeil Witold Lutosławski; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1994 Nocturnes / La Damoiselle élue / Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien Debussy; Dawn Upshaw, Paula Rasmussen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1995 Society of Finnish Composers: 50th Anniversary 1995 Heininen, Rautavaara, Vuori, Bergman; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 The Three Piano Concertos Bartók; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yefim Bronfman 2
1995 Turangalîla-Symphonie Messiaen; Paul Crossley, Tristan Murail, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1996 The Film Scores Bernard Herrmann; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1996 Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Béla Bartók; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1997 Ligeti Edition 4: Vocal Works: Madrigals / Mysteries / Aventures / Songs György Ligeti; The King’s Singers; Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1997 Images / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / La Mer Claude Debussy; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1997 Transfigured Night Schoenberg; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Stockholms Nya Kammarorkester 1
1997 Violin Concertos Stravinsky, Bartók; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Viktoria Mullova 2
1998 Symphony no. 3 in D minor Gustav Mahler; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Anna Larsson, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1998 Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major "Romantic" Anton Bruckner; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1999 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Quintet Shostakovich; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Juilliard String Quartet, Yefim Bronfman 2
1999 Le Grand Macabre György Ligeti; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1999 Sensemayá: The Music of Silvestre Revueltas Silvestre Revueltas; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2000 Violin Concertos Sibelius, Goldmark; Joshua Bell, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
2000 Bach Transcriptions Bach; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2001 Château de l'âme / Graal théâtre / Amers Kaija Saariaho; Dawn Upshaw, Gidon Kremer, Anssi Karttunen, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2001 LA Variations / Five Images after Sappho / Mania / Gambit / Giro Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dawn Upshaw, Anssi Karttunen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2002 Cantigas / Cello Concerto / Parada / Fresco Magnus Lindberg; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2002 Naive and Sentimental Music John Adams; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2003 Credo Hélène Grimaud, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen 6
2004 Piano Concerto / Kraft Magnus Lindberg; Magnus Lindberg, Toimii Ensemble, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2004 Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 3 Rachmaninov; Yefim Bronfman, The Philharmonia, Esa-Pekka Salonen 3
2005 Wing on Wing Esa-Pekka Salonen; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2005 Sinfoniche metamorphosen / Die vier temperamente / Mathis der maler Paul Hindemith; Emanuel Ax, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2006 Le Sacre du printemps Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2008 Violin Concertos Schoenberg, Sibelius; Hilary Hahn, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra 3
2008 Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky and Lutoslawski Salonen, Stucky, Lutosławski; Gloria Cheng 2
2009 Rhapsodic Musings Elliott Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Augusta Read Thomas, John Zorn; Jennifer Koh 1
2009 Gurrelieder Schoenberg; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2010 Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2011 Echoes of Time Lisa Batiashvili, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2011 Eleven Gates / Dreaming River / King Tide / Exquisite Corpse Anders Hillborg; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Sakari Oramo 1
2012 Out of Nowhere: Violin Concerto / Nyx Salonen; Leila Josefowicz 2
2013 Correspondances Henri Dutilleux; Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
2013 La Passion de Simone Kaija Saariaho; Dawn Upshaw, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
2015 Sirens / Cold Heat / Beast Sampler Anders Hillborg; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, David Zinman, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
Glass / Salonen Philip Glass / Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
The Firebird / The Rite of Spring Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
Violin Concertos Stravinsky, Prokofiev; Cho-Liang Lin, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Tomasi: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto no. 2 for Trumpet / Jolivet: Concertino for Trumpet, String Orchestra and Piano Henri Tomasi, André Jolivet: Wynton Marsalis, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Dir. 2
1987 Symphony no. 1 / Little Suite Carl Nielsen; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1991 Ears Open! Lindberg, Salonen, Kaipainen; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pekka Savijoki, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1995 Salonen Conducts Sibelius: Finlandia / The Swan of Tuonela / En Saga / Valse Triste / Violin Concerto Jean Sibelius; Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cho-Liang Lin 1
1999 Meet the Composer-Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen / Leif Segerstam Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam 1
2002 Works 1992-1978 Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2009 Salonen: Helix / Piano Concerto / Dichotomie Salonen; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Yefim Bronfman, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
2013 The Symphonies Witold Lutosławski; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
To the Edge of Dream Esa-Pekka Salonen 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall: Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 Sibelius; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 5 1
2009 Symphony No. 4 Arvo Pärt; LA Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 5 1
2012 Orango: Prologue / Symphony no. 4 Shostakovich; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen 4 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet, Op. 64 (Excerpts) Sergei Prokofiev; Berliner Philharmoniker, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1

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