Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris’ recording of works by Dutilleux has been voted “Best Contemporary Orchestral Recording (20th and 21st century) by Germany’s prestigious ECHO Klassik Awards in Germany. The programme features three works by the late Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013), widely considered the most important French composer of the second half of the 20th century: Sur le même accord “Nocturne for violin and orchestra”, with violinist Christian Tetzlaff, the Symphony No.1 and Métaboles. The Erato release, which coincided with the inauguration of the Philharmonie de Paris in January this year, has received worldwide critical acclaim and was also nominated by the German Record Critics’ Award as one of the best contemporary recordings of the year.

Celebrating the start of his final season in Paris, Paavo Järvi will conduct a weekend of performances at the Philharmonie on September 19 and 20 featuring the works of Arvo Pärt. Long seen as a champion of the 80-year-old fellow Estonian, Erato are releasing a 3CD birthday box set of recordings featuring Paavo with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

In October Erato will go on to release a new album of Rachmaninoff’s symphonic works with the Orchestre de Paris. Featuring Symphony No.3, Caprice Bohémien, Danses Symphoniques, Le Rocher and Vocalise, this release coincides with Paavo’s final European tour with the orchestra in his role as Music Director:

6 November             Budapest National Concert Hall

7 November              Vienna Konzerthaus

9 November              Essen Philharmonie

10 November           Berlin Philharmonie

11 November           Munich Gasteig

13 November           Frankfurt Alte Oper

14 November           Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts