The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen has been named Gramophone Orchestra of the Year at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony in London. In the only award to be voted by the public, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen claimed by far the majority of votes, outstripping fellow nominees, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.
PAAVO JÄRVI AND TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICH LAUNCH THE NEW SEASON WITH BRUCKNER
Following acclaimed performances at the BBC Proms and the summer festivals of Bonn, Prague and Bucharest, Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich are back home ready to launch their fifth season with performances of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 this week.
Coinciding with the start of the new season Alpha Classics has just released Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 recorded live in concert at the Tonhalle earlier this year. “How to Tame a Symphonic Beast” was the headline of The Times review. “If Bruckner could ever be made to sound light and athletic, Jarvi’s your man … The finale is cumulatively magnificent, with life’s struggles gradually clearing, leaving a final ringing peroration in the brightest of key signatures: C major. “
Stepping in at short notice to conduct the opening concerts of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Paavo Järvi’s performances have been met with critical acclaim:
“Abbado’s worthy successor” wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “From Mozart to Mahler, Paavo Järvi has set new standards in conducting here in Lucerne, an epicenter of orchestral art. Anyone who competes here with this orchestra in the future will have to be measured by that.”
On 11 and 12 August, Paavo Järvi will conduct the opening concerts of this year’s Lucerne Festival, stepping in for Riccardo Chailly who has had to withdraw due to illness. It is the first time that Paavo Järvi conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and he opens the festival with a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 3, followed the next night with a programme featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.271 (Jeunehomme) with Maria João Pires and Brahms Symphony No. 4.
Voting is now open for Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year and amongst the 10 nominees is The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen which has been shortlisted alongside the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and others.
Vote now for DKAM here!
WORKS BY TUBIN, LUTOSLAWSKI & BACEWICZ RECORDED LIVE AT THE PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL
For their latest recording on Alpha Classics (release date 23 June), Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra celebrate composers from Estonia and Poland. Two nations closely connected by their history and the corridor imposed on them by 20th century occupation, which resulted in strong musical ties.
Acclaim for Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie’s first recording of Haydn’s London Symphonies are flowing in. With five star reviews from both the London Times and Germany’s Rondo Magazine, the new recording project has been described as “finely tuned” (BBC Radio 3) and “brimming with life” (Gramophone).
Watch Episode 2 of Paavo Järvi’s new interview series with guest artists performing with the Tonhalle-Ortchester Zürich.
They made recording history with their decade long project dedicated to Beethoven, followed by in-depth focuses on the orchestral music of Brahms and Schumann. Now after a four year exploration of Haydn’s London Symphonies, Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (DKAM) release their first Haydn album on RCA Red Seal, featuring Symphonies Nos 101 (“The Clock”) and 103 (“Drum Roll”).
How does Paavo Järvi get around in Zurich? In the tram, of course. In a new video series «Tram for Two» he takes guests of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich on a ride through the city. First up: Emmanuel Pahud