PAAVO JÄRVI STEPS IN TO OPEN THE LUCERNE FESTIVAL

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.

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“KRATT” – NEW ALBUM ON ALPHA CLASSICS

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.

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EMBARKING ON A NEW JOURNEY EXPLORING HAYDN’S LONDON SYMPHONIES

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”).

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ZÜRICH’S “TRAM FOR TWO”

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

ESTONIAN PREMIERES CHOSEN AS GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE – “FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR”

In Gramophone Magazine’s traditional end of year round, Paavo Järvi and the the EFO’s recording of Estonian Premieres has been chosen by Editor in Chief, James Jolly, as one of his favourite albums of the year.

“What all the works on this album share is a wonderful way of colouring with the orchestra” says James Jolly on the Gramophone podcast. “There are some absolutely gorgeous sounds … It also shows off Paavo’s orchestra. This is one of those orchestras that comes together once a year and there are players from the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Berliner Philharmoniker. It’s really a super orchestra and they play gloriously …”

Listen to the full Editor’s Choice podcast here