CRIMINALLY UNDERVALUED BEETHOVEN CYCLE

“We’re overrun with decent, historically informed Beethoven cycles, and one of the very best remains criminally undervalued in the UK.  I’m referring to RCA’s recent set with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammperhilharmonie.  The individual SACDs can still be found, but they’re not yet available as a cut price box. No matter – they’re essential purchases, even on separate, full price discs. Järvi never disappoints, his performances are consistently dramatic, humane and sensationally played.  This disc of overtures, several recorded back in 2010, is predictable fine – a tasty postprandial mint to be enjoyed after digesting the meatier symphonies … Buy this, be impressed, then treat yourself to Järvi’s Beethoven symphonies.” Graham Rickson, Theartsdesk.com

NEW RECORDING WITH HILARY HAHN FEATURES IN AMAZON’S TOP CLASSICAL PRE-ORDERS

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie’s new recording with Hilary Hahn, featuring Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 and Vieuxtemps Concerto No.4 is scheduled for worldwide release on Deutsche Grammophon on 30 March. The album is already available to order on Amazon.com where it currently features as classical music’s second most popular pre-order, two months before release. Hilary Hahn unveiled the album on Facebook featuring the video filmed at recording sessions in Bremen. Watch the video here

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Philharmonie de Paris TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35, with Janine Jansen SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35, with Janine Jansen SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

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Philharmonie de Paris BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for piano No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23, with Lang Lang STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

PARIS PHILHARMONIE OPENING GALA CONCERT ON ARTE

Watch the complete Paris Philharmonie opening gala concert online at the ARTE WEBSITE. This Sunday (18 January) Arte will also broadcast two additional programmes: a documentary entitled “The Paris Philharmonie: a masterwork by Jean Nouvel” (16.50) followed by highlights of the opening gala concert (16.50).

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Philharmonie de Paris BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for piano No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23, with Lang Lang BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

WILL THE PHILLHARMONIE REVOLUTIONIZE MUSIC IN PARIS?

Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris only had access to rehearse in the hall two days’ prior to the opening concert and Jean Nouvel controversially boycotted the event as building work both inside and out is far from complete. Yet despite all the debates, politics and on-going construction work, Paris’ new Philharmonie opened last night to huge success as the first reviews testify: “What matters most, though, is the concert hall. And from first impressions it seems acoustically marvelous … On Wednesday, in its orchestra-concert configuration, the acoustics were enveloping in the best sense. You never felt swamped with orchestral bigness and brashness; though reverberant, the sound had detail and clarity …” “… After intermission Mr. Jarvi conducted the premiere of […]

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Philharmonie de Paris DUTILLEUX: Sur le même accord, with Renaud Capuçon FAURE: Requiem, Op.48, with Matthias Goerne and Sabine Devieilhe and Choir of Orchestre de Paris RAVEL: Concerto for Piano in G major, with Hélène Grimaud THIERRY ESCAICH: Concerto for orchestra (world première) RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No.2, with Choir of Orchestre de Paris