Paavo Järvi’s latest release of Mendelssohn with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich on Alpha Classics has been chosen as an Editor’s Choice in the latest issue of Gramophone, which describes the set as “marvellous … rich in tonal weight but wonderfully light in spirit too”.

The BBC Music Magazine also gives the recording a 5 star review, saying “This new release of Mendelssohn’s complete symphonies confirms the symbiotic relationship Järvi has forged with the orchestra, and is jam-packed with exciting, at times electrifying, music-making … Many rival versions of this music exist, but it’s difficult to think of any which surpass Järvi’s for insight, immediacy and sheer enjoyment.”

Listen to Paavo Järvi talk to Gramophone in the latest podcast here