Esa-Pekka Salonen – Violin Concerto (2009)

“Violin Concerto,” a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. “Violin Concerto,” a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen (ES’-uh PEK’-uh SAHL’-oh-nen), has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The four-movement, half-hour concerto begins with a solitary violin, moves on to embrace a series of themes ranging from a quiet heartbeat to urban pop music and ends on a chord unlike any other in the work, said award director Marc Satterwhite. [Source]

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto (2000)
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Directed by Salonen himself
Théâtre du Châtelet, 6 February 2011




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