On 9 April, Alpha Classics releases the second CD in Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s complete Tchaikovsky cycle. Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 were performed and recorded at Tonhalle Maag at the start of Järvi’s first season as Chief Conductor, before corona virus brought the music to a grounding halt.

“Performing these works with the musicians of the calibre of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich has made this project not only possible but also especially meaningful” commented Paavo Järvi. “For me this orchestra is the perfect partner for Tchaikovsky and, in many respects, the problems we encountered during our first season together as a result of corona virus have brought us even closer together as musicians and made this project even more personally important.”

With all the symphonies now successfully recorded, the complete cycle will be released as a box set on Alpha Classics this September to coincide with the orchestra’s return to the newly restored Tonhalle Zürich.

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