Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s recording of Franz Schmidt’s Complete Symphonies has been nominated in the Orchestral category of the 2021 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Voting is now open until 18 March and the winners will be announced in April. Visit the BBC Music Magazine website to place your vote.
Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s revelatory live performances of Franz Schmidt’s Complete Symphonies and his famous Notre Dame ‘Intermezzo’ were described by Gramophone, in their Recording of the Month feature, as “…compelling, supremely persuasive performances that constantly underline the music’s great qualities …Essential for the composer’s fans, highly recommended for newcomers.” BBC Music Magazine noted, “Schmidt’s symphonies are in good hands here, with Paavo Järvi and his Frankfurt musicians giving them the recordings they truly deserve. Captured live between 2013 and 2018, these luminous performances easily win over uninitiated listeners and fly the flag for Schmidt – arguably Austria’s last great late-Romantic symphonist.”