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A makeover for Esa-Pekka Salonen

June 3, 2009 |  5:45 pm


Remember when they used to call classical music "long-hair music"? Seems one of our favorite conductors is going the other way. Esa-Pekka Salonen's trademark locks have been shorn now that he's moved on from the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

We took the photo at right this week in Copenhagen, where E-P was conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra from London. The one at left is from earlier this year in L.A.

For more on Salonen, come back to Culture Monster tomorrow for Mark Swed's report from Copenhagen (and Oslo).

-- Sherry Stern

Photo credits: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times, left, and Agnethe Schnittkrull / For The Times.