The eminent Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Music Director since 1992. Under his dynamic leadership it is recognized as one of the world's most outstanding orchestras, and the exciting musical partnership Salonen has established with his musicians has been widely acclaimed in the international press.
The conductor's lucidity, efficiency and lack of pretension have promoted a relaxed co-operation between himself and the orchestra which is particularly evident in the rehearsal process.
This program gives a fascinating insight into Esa-Pekka Salonen's rapport with his musicians and also into Debussy's masterpiece.
Filmed at his L.A. home, Esa-Pekka Salonen talks about Debussy and the challenge his composition presents.
Composed by: Claude Debussy
Conducted by: Esa-Pekka Salonen
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