“It’s Paavo Järvi’s last season as chief conductor of the Orchestre de Paris and on Saturday they performed together at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Taking this performance as a yardstick, these five years together must have been a very fruitful collaboration: one rarely experiences such an immediate connection between orchestra and conductor, such an extraordinarily attentive presence on both sides so that with economical means an understanding of the most subtle shades is possible.”
Wiener Zeitung

“This was a special evening at the (Berlin) Philharmonie … One thing is for sure: Järvi is not one of those conductors who exhaust themselves visibly … His body language is one of controlled movements which demonstrate reasoning and nobility.”
Berliner Morgenpost

“… the Orchestre de Paris sounds as if the musicians are just one person … and Järvi knows to use it. With the help of their uncommonly precise interrelationship he succeeds in building up a fascinating musical suspense.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Järvi’s Nielsen 5 (with the Philharmonia Orchestra) was immensely commanding. There were elements of subjective thinking but it was to the benefit of the music. The very opening found the violas playing piano very softly before descending to almost nothing at the required diminuendo. This typified the conductor’s attention to dynamic contrast. There were subtleties of phrasing and true understanding of Nielsen’s colouring … rarely has Nielsen’s orchestration been so well defined.”