Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris BRUCH: Concerto for Violin No.1 in G Minor, Op.26, with Renaud Capuçon MAHLER: Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor

Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris BRUCH: Concerto for Violin No.1 in G Minor, Op.26, with Renaud Capuçon MAHLER: Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor

SHOSTAKOVICH CANTATA TEXTS

Following recent coverage of Paavo Järvi’s new release of Shostakovich cantatas, recorded live in Tallinn in 2011, several people have commented on the fact that the original texts are not included in the booklet. The original intention was to include all the texts but they were removed before going to print on the request of the Shostkakovich Estate as they were deemed to be too sensitive to history. As Paavo commented in interview with The Guardian and again on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme on 16 May: “I have grouped these three of Shostakovich’s cantatas together on one disk which has never been done before – two of them are very pro-Soviet and one is very critical of the Soviet system. Through […]

Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris DEBUSSY: La mer DALBAVIE: Concerto for Baritone, with Matthias Goerne MUSSORGSKY arr. RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition

Orchestre de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris DEBUSSY: La mer DALBAVIE: Concerto for Baritone, with Matthias Goerne MUSSORGSKY arr. RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmonie SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op.52 PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.16, with Yuja Wang SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmonie SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op.52 PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.16,  with Yuja Wang SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmonie SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op.52 PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.16, with Yuja Wang SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

NEW SHOSTAKOVICH RECORDINGS HIGHLIGHT COMPOSER’S AMBIGUITY

As the long awaited new recording of Shostakovich Cantatas is released this week on the Warner label, the Wall Street Journal interviews Paavo about his decision to perform and record works written by the composer under Soviet regime pressure. Coinciding with the CD’s release, Paavo is in Germany this week to conduct three concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic (14, 15 and 16 May) featuring works by Shostakovich and his contemporary, Prokofiev.

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

Konzerthaus, Dortmund BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture, Op.84 VIEUXTEMPS: Concerto No.4 for violin and orchestra, Op.31, with Hilary Hahn SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9 in C major, D.944 (“The Great”)