Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: Sack of Salonen
The LA Philharmonic has set up a sumptuous website in celebration of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s final season as the orchestra’s music director. The audio portion of the site has some fifteen hours of free music, emphasizing such Salonen specialties as Debussy, Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Bartók. One noteworthy item: Steven Stucky’s brilliant, intensely winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, which has yet to be commercially recorded.
Some nice discoveries await you.