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Esa-Pekka Salonen Quotes: Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.
         

Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.


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There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing. I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.

There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing. I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.



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Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers, of the ultimate precision and clarity.



As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.

As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.



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.

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.



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

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



Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.

Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.



This conducting thing happened. In 1983 I was sucked into this international career, which was a very scary experience.

This conducting thing happened. In 1983 I was sucked into this international career, which was a very scary experience.



I discovered that the people of the North are different and there's no way you can make a person from the North similar to a Southerner. They're two different worlds.

I discovered that the people of the North are different and there's no way you can make a person from the North similar to a Southerner. They're two different worlds.



I feel very free and very happy to be a composer.

I feel very free and very happy to be a composer.



The underlying process in Northern music tends to be slower and continuous, whatever's happening on the surface; in Southern music the underlying process is always faster.

The underlying process in Northern music tends to be slower and continuous, whatever's happening on the surface; in Southern music the underlying process is always faster.





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