Today's Classical Music Video

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Salonen Teams Up with Apple

Esa-Pekka Salonen, principal conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is one of the world's foremost conductors. But he is equally renowned as a composer. One can only imagine how he manages to find time to be so active and so successful in both activities.

Salonen is a fine musician but he is also a man of his time. He is curious about everything in life, and especially fascinated with technology that  can make him even more productive as a conductor and a composer. He has recently joined forces with Apple to make use of their computer innovations and to use them to develop his musical ideas. Salonen uses the latest iPad Air and loves what he can do on it with apps such as The Orchestra, Pianist Pro and Notion. This video is a commercial introduction to what it is all about. I urge listeners to follow up by exploring the apps. The Orchestra is a great way to understand the orchestra and its repertoire, and Notion is a fabulous tool for composers.

Paul E. Robinson

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