Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s third CD on Alpha Classics is released today. Estonian Premieres presents six compositions by five internationally renowned Estonian composers and the voyage through their unique worlds sheds light on just how rich and multi-faceted Estonian music is.

Championing Estonian music and musicians has been a core part of Paavo Järvi’s work both at home and abroad. With the Estonian Festival Orchestra he regularly performs new and recent works and the current album features Tõnu KõrvitsKuuvalgusele (2020), Ülo Krigul‘s Chordae (2013) and The Bow (2021), Helena Tulve’s L’ombre derrière toi (2011), Tauno Aints‘ Ouverture Estonia (2014) and Lepo Sumera’s Olympic Music I (1980).

Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra’s two earlier releases on Alpha Classics are Mythos – orchestral works by Erkki Sven Tüür released in 2020 – and Shostakovich Symphony No.6 coupled with Sinfonietta (String Quartet No.8) released in 2018.