BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy
BRAHMS (arr. for orchestra by SCHOENBERG): Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Antoine Tamestit, viola

“For his second visit to Paris with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Paavo Järvi chose a programme never heard beforein Paris … Conductor and orchestra gave the most beautiful performance that one can remember in concert.”
Diapason, Rémy Louis, 3 February 2023

“Under Paavo Järvi’s wide-ranging and generous leadership, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich offered a dense, vibrant, fiery performance of Johannes Brahms’ “Fifth Symphony”, making full use of Arnold Schönberg’s masterful orchestration, which is at once fluid, energetic, poetic and sensitive. The Estonian conductor and his Swiss orchestra, bringing together one hundred musicians of twenty different nationalities, seized the vitality and fantasy of the original quartet, right up to the invigorating finale alla zingarese, in which the Zurich orchestra shone brightly … “
Brunoserrou.blogspot, 3 February 2023

“Paavo Järvi conducted with a masterly hand, striving for a wonderful balance between the finest, silvery orchestral sound and fulminant outbursts in both Berlioz and Brahms/Schönberg. What Järvi has shown again and again with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in many concerts and recordings now seems to continue with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, of which he has been principal conductor for four seasons, with exciting, extremely dynamic interpretations, sonorous and very colourful music-making and a very clear, audible architecture.
Pizzicato, Alain Steffen, 1 February 2023

“When a conductor who is always on the lookout for the ideal sound meets an orchestra that follows him with devotion in every phase and a virtuoso who takes us to other worlds with the truthfulness of his playing, extraordinary things can happen. This is what happened when Paavo Järvi and “his” Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich guested with violist Antoine Tamestit at the Musikverein in Vienna … No wonder no orchestra will let a conductor like him go.”
★★★★★ Kurier, Susanne Zobl, 31 January 2023