BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5
with Lisa Batiashvili

“ … a twirling, epic, brilliantly contrasting interpretation (of Prokofiev Symphony No. 5), with a bewitching rhythm of diabolical precision under the compelling direction of Paavo Järvi … An evening to mark with a white stone.”
Bruno Serrou blogspot, 23 February 2023

“Järvi had the Concertgebouw Orchestra play slenderly in sound and instrumentation … and the overwhelming dramaturgy of Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was heard in opulent form.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Axel Zibulski, 22 February 2023

“Paavo Järvi is one of those conductors who want one thing above all: the ideal sound. He demonstrated this at the Musikverein with his Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, of which he will be chief conductor until 2029, and also during his guest performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Konzerthaus.”
Kurier, Susanne Zobl, 21 February 2023

“Paavo Järvi presents a contemporary image of Prokofiev: enough bite and traction, sharpness and elegance to hold the attention and excitement without a second of breathing space.”
Kronenzeitung, 21 February 2023

“Prokofiev’s Fifth is one of those works where, given the right level of brilliance, success is all but certain. It’s all the better that Järvi and the Concertgebouworkest didn’t content themselves with that during their acclaimed guest performance. Precision goes without saying when visiting from Amsterdam, but it is not an end in itself. This reading sounds pithy, full and at the peaks of the wide range of dynamics also excessive.”
Die Presse, Walter Weidringer, 21 February 2023