SECOND CD RELEASE IN ZÜRICH TCHAIKOVSKY CYCLE

On 9 April, Alpha Classics releases the second CD in Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s complete Tchaikovsky cycle. Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 were performed and recorded at Tonhalle Maag at the start of Järvi’s first season as Chief Conductor, before corona virus brought the music to a grounding halt.

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THIS FRIDAY’S LIVE CONCERT FROM ZÜRICH CANCELLED

The planned livestream of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Friday, March 26, 2021 has sadly had to be cancelled. A person close to the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich has tested positive for Covid-19. There are no further positive cases among the musicians, Paavo Järvi and the management team. However, due to quarantine measures, the orchestra cannot continue this week’s rehearsals and recordings.

DIAPSON d’OR ARTE

Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s new recording of Tchaikovsky has been awarded with the Diapason D’Or Arte in this January’s issue. Christophe Huss writes (excerpt): “a powerful emotional experience where everything is experienced, embodied: a whirlwind that carries you away, inexorable and thrilling … Finding a recording of such relevance, accuracy, premeditation and exemplary orchestral performance has become very rare.”