“IS THIS THE SAME ORCHESTRA?” ASKS THE NZZ

Paavo Järvi was back in Switzerland this month performing with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung asked “Is This the Same Orchestra? … Because suddenly everything is back: the colors, the transparency, the virtuosity of individual desks, the warmth and emotion with simultaneous brilliance of the sound – in one word: the music.” The Tages Anzeiger agreed. commenting “Not yet in office, but already formative and present … An impudence, this Beethoven! And a rousing impudence, inspiring in every bar and pleasurably presented by a wide-awake Tonhalle Orchestra and its future chief conductor Paavo Järvi.” “It was evident that the orchestra and the audience have already taken Järvi to their heart” commented Seen and Heard International. “It is rather like the change of a manager of a football team – after a string of indifferent matches and results, a new manager is brought in and suddenly the players look like they are enjoying the game again – and winning.” On the programme in Zurich was Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 with soloist Janine Jansen and Beethoven Symphony No.1 and two little known Messiaen orchestral works – Les Offrandes oubliées and Le Tombeau resplendissant. He returns to Zurich this April […]

NEW ALBUM RELEASE: COMPLETE SIBELIUS CYCLE

On 18 January 2019 Sony Classical releases the long awaited box set of the complete Sibelius Symphony cycle with Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris. Recorded live in concert over a period of four years, this cycle was a central project during Paavo Järvi’s tenure as Music Director (2010-2016) of the orchestra and the first full Sibelius cycle to be performed or recorded in France. For his role in promoting Sibelius’ music to a wider public, the Sibelius Academy awarded Paavo Järvi the prestigious Sibelius Medal in 2015 commenting: “Paavo Järvi has promoted the music of Sibelius with great talent in concerts which he has conducted throughout the world and particularly in France. With his passion and drive he is making history by recording the complete Sibelius symphony cycle with the Orchestre de Paris – a project so far never undertaken by any other French orchestra.” Since his professional conducting debut in 1985 when he conducted Sibelius’ First Symphony, Paavo Järvi has continuously performed and promoted the composer’s works throughout the world. In 2003 he won a Grammy Award for his recording of Sibelius Cantatas and in 2010 he opened his first concert with the Orchestre de Paris with […]

Frankfurt Radio Symphony

Alte Oper Frankfurt SIBELIUS: Night Ride and Sunrise TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme with Misha Maisky BRUCH: Kol Nidrei with Misha Maisky FRANZ SCHMIDT: Symphony No.4

Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall London HAYDN: Symphony No.88 in G major, Hob.1/88 BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 (Emperor), with Martin Helmchen NIELSEN: Symphony No.4, Op.29 (The Inextinguishable)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury HAYDN: Symphony No.88 in G major, Hob.1/88 BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 (Emperor), with Martin Helmchen NIELSEN: Symphony No.4, Op.29 (The Inextinguishable)

Philharmonia Orchestr

The Anvil, Basingstoke HAYDN: Symphony No.88 in G major, Hob.1/88 BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73 (Emperor), with Martin Helmchen NIELSEN: Symphony No.4, Op.29 (The Inextinguishable)