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Salonen, Denk serve meat-and-potatoes Mozart, Beethoven
Salonen, Denk serve meat-and-potatoes Mozart, Beethoven

They've turned back the clocks at Walt Disney Concert Hall to the 2000s. Esa-Pekka Salonen is back with his old colleagues, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for three weeks, more than in any previous season since becoming conductor laureate. For two of these three weeks, the programming has been and will be vintage Salonen. Last week focused spectacularly upon his interests and strengths — new music, Finnish music, new Finnish music, symphonic showpieces. Next week speculates on the future of concert music with the addition of interactive video. Well, then, what to make of this week's programming, which consists of nothing but meat-and-potatoes Mozart and Beethoven? Unlike...

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