Sound Format: PCM Stereo Picture Format: 4:3 Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP Subtitle Languages: D, F, SP Running Time: 60 min DVD 5 / NTSC
Cat. No:100 317
With a highly acclaimed performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen acquired worldwide fame at the tender age of 25. Over the following years he not only became the musical head of several festivals, but also guest-conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra London and chief-conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Salonen’s appointment as musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1992 is definitely one of the highlights in the career of this amazing musician. Together with the LAP the ambitious Finn realised many great concerts and released some fabulous recordings, mostly with 20th century music repertoire. This program showcases Salonen while rehearsing Claude Debussy’s La Mer. There is a special connection between La Mer and the conductor, who is fascinated by the countless sound possibilities of the impressionistic work, and this DVD provides a perfect insight into how he experiments with the score in different performances.