The composer/conductor is back at the L.A. Philharmonic this week and next, for the first time as conductor laureate. In the video above, he discusses Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” with the orchestra in rehearsal. He performs the opera this weekend.

David Mermelstein talks to the composer Magnus Lindberg, whose “Graffiti” Salonen also conducts this weekend. (Click on the word “talks” to read the article.)

And Reed Johnson interviews Salonen.

I plan to attend tonight’s concert and hope to have a review for you tomorrow.

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