Arts & Entertainment

The prodigal son returns.

Esa-Pekka SalonenWalt Disney
After a 19-month absence, Esa-Pekka Salonen had an exceptional homecoming in November. His first appearances as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's conductor laureate were titillating (Magnus Lindberg's "Graffiti"), shocking (Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle"), revelatory (Hindemith's Symphonic... Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times
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