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Bartók/ Pärt/ Debussy/ Castellanos

09-30 - July 24, 2009

Release July 24, 2009

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Length: 08:55

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This week we hear a brand new symphony by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Commentator Gerard McBurney introduces the new symphony:

“It takes the form of a prayer for orchestra connecting the other world above us to the world in which we live.”

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts, this week on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast.

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Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Pärt Symphony No. 4
  Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Debussy La mer
  Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Castellanos Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, Suite Sinfónica
  Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

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Gerard McBurney

09-30 - July 24, 2009

Commentator Gerard McBurney on Arvo Pärt's Symphony No. 4

Release January 1, 0001

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2009
All rights reserved
Length: 08:55

Free

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Play ► 08:55
09-30 - July 24, 2009
Commentator Gerard McBurney on...
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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Born in Helsinki, Esa-Pekka Salonen studied at the Sibelius Academy and made his conducting début with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1979. In 1985 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he remained for 10 years, and in 1985 took up the post of Principal Guest Conductor of The Philharmonia, which he held until 1994. He was Director of the Helsinki Festival in 1995 and 1996. Esa-Pekka Salonen is currently Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he will hold until summer 2009. From the beginning of the 2008/9 season, Salonen took up the position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.