Esa-Pekka Salonen Quotes on music

When we're at the end of The Rite of Spring or of a Bruckner symphony, I want people to feel the music physically... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

My music wouldn't sound the way it does if I hadn't had the experience of conducting... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

In the range of music that we play - roughly 300 years' worth-there really are more similarities than differences... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does soul and intellect... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

I always had, deep down, a slight aversion toward the purely cerebral in music... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

The sound was my greatest concern. There were certain difficulties getting used to the way every musician can hear his or herself, the way each of them relates to the musician in the next seat... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

The underlying process in Northern music tends to be slower and continuous, whatever's happening on the surface.. view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

The music I turn out these days is the kind of music I want to hear myself... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge, I didn't miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen

I don't believe in an annual dose of film music for the sake of it being film music. If we program film music, it will be because there is a real artistic reason for doing so... view

By: Esa-Pekka Salonen