”Utopian music-making led by the Järvi family in Estonia’s magical summer town” “A guiding principle of the Pärnu Music Festival since its inception five years ago has been to raise the game of young Estonian musicians. In the congenial atmosphere of this old-fashioned summer retreat where the likes of David Oistrakh and Shostakovich came for the nearest thing to western tolerance and understanding in the Soviet Union, conservatoire students play in an “Academy”.” Read the full review online at www.theartsdesk.com Photo: © Kaupo Kikkas, www.kaupokikkas.com

Pärnu Festival Orchestra

Pärnu Concert Hall  (Pärnu Music Festival) PÄRT: La Sindone BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3, with Khatia Buniatishvili PÄRT: Silhouette SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9

Pärnu Festival Orchestra

Pärnu Concert Hall  (Pärnu Music Festival) SMETANA: Šárka, symphonic poem STRAUSS: Duet-Concertino, with Matthew Hunt, clarinet and Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon TUBIN: Violin Concerto No. 1, with Nicolas Dautricourt, violin BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Rheingau Musik Festival) BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin and Cello A minor Op.102 (Double Concerto), with Renaud and Gautier Capucon BRAHMS: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98