Just in: Dudamel welcomes Salonen to the West Coast

Just in: Dudamel welcomes Salonen to the West Coast


norman lebrecht

December 05, 2018

The pair share the same agent.


  • Jonathan Dunsby says:

    Hey, earlier this year (or maybe last year) SD broke the news about Salonen getting divorced from his British wife? Did that happen? Just curious y’know

  • Phillip Ayling says:

    Salonen never really left.

  • Freddynyc says:

    Congratulations to the SFS – they don’t have to settle for an Alan Gilbert……

  • John Kelly says:

    Very nice. It’s not a competition – the SFSO and LAPO are in the same business but not competitors. The days of Munch being prohibited by BSO contract from conducting other major US orchestras in the East are long gone. Back in the day, I think it was Judson who arranged an orchestra swap between Stokowski and Toscanini (resulting in marvellous recordings by T and the Phillies – around 1941). They might try that idea in California…………..

    • aj says:

      Stokowski and Toscanini were giants in the field
      to compare them to Dudamel &Salonen is laughable
      if not outright ridiculous.