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DUTILLEUX RECORDING WINS ECHO PREIS

Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris’ recording of works by Dutilleux has been voted “Best Contemporary Orchestral Recording (20th and 21st century) by Germany’s prestigious ECHO Klassik Awards in Germany. The programme features three works by the late Henri Dutilleux (1916 – 2013), widely considered the most important French composer of the second half of the 20th century: Sur le même accord “Nocturne for violin […]

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“TOP PLAYERS, GREAT ESTONIANS”

”Utopian music-making led by the Järvi family in Estonia’s magical summer town”

“A guiding principle of the Pärnu Music Festival since its inception five years ago has been to raise the game of young Estonian musicians. In the congenial atmosphere of this old-fashioned summer retreat where the likes of David Oistrakh and Shostakovich came for the nearest thing to western tolerance and understanding in […]

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VOTE FOR PAAVO AS GRAMOPHONE’S “ARTIST OF THE YEAR”

Paavo Järvi has been nominated for the highly prestigious “Artist of the Year” by the jury of the 2015 Gramophone Awards. Who will win depends on the public’s vote which opened this week and closes on July 31. The winner will be announced at the London ceremony on September 17. To vote for Paavo click here

Selected alongside 9 other outstanding musicians who have […]

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SHOSTAKOVICH CANTATA TEXTS

Following recent coverage of Paavo Järvi’s new release of Shostakovich cantatas, recorded live in Tallinn in 2011, several people have commented on the fact that the original texts are not included in the booklet. The original intention was to include all the texts but they were removed before going to print on the request of the Shostkakovich Estate as they were deemed to […]

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NEW SHOSTAKOVICH RECORDINGS HIGHLIGHT COMPOSER’S AMBIGUITY

As the long awaited new recording of Shostakovich Cantatas is released this week on the Warner label, the Wall Street Journal interviews Paavo about his decision to perform and record works written by the composer under Soviet regime pressure.

Coinciding with the CD’s release, Paavo is in Germany this week to conduct three concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic (14, 15 and 16 May) featuring works by […]

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SHOSTAKOVICH WITH BODYGUARD

In an extensive interview with Paavo Järvi published this week, Gramophone Magazine writes “In the current political climate of unease about Russia’s expanisionist intentions, the decision by an Estonian-born (if now American) conductor to make an Erato recording of three Shostakovich patriotic cantatas might seem provocative, and the enterprise was not without its snags.”

“Paavo Järvi pays homage to Stalin” read the headlines of […]

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CONCERT SEASON

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The 2015/16 season opens with Paavo Järvi’s final year as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and features a weekend of concerts dedicated to the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt followed by a European tour with performances in Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels. In October Paavo conducts his first concerts as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, returning to Tokyo in December 2015 for their annual Beethoven Symphony No.9 concerts celebrating the New Year. Together with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, he will conduct the complete cycle of Brahms’ symphonies at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in December, as well as concerts featuring both Brahms and Beethoven on tour in Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Baden-Baden and Berlin. As guest conductor he returns to London to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in his critically acclaimed Nielsen Symphony Cycle.

NEXT CONCERTS:

Orchestre de Paris

9th September 2015

Philharmonie de Paristickets

BRAHMS: Concerto for piano No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83, with Hélène Grimaud
SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major, Op.82

Orchestre de Paris

10th September 2015

Philharmonie de Paristickets

BRAHMS: Concerto for piano No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83, with Hélène Grimaud
SIBELIUS: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major, Op.82

Orchestre de Paris

11th September 2015

Teatro alla Scala, Milantickets

BRAHMS: Concerto for piano No.1 in D minor, Op.15, with Hélène Grimaud
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64

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PRESS

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“Perfect Pärnu – There isn’t a hint of a hothouse environment on stage – these are simply musicians having the time of their lives, no small thanks to the inspiring Paavo Järvi himself, and they’re an inspiration, in turn, to the festival youth orchestra.”

BBC Music Magazine

“Top players, great Estonians – Utopian music-making led by the Järvi family in Estonia’s magical summer town … The result begged comparison with the elasticity of Abbado’s concerts with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, which is as good as it can get.”

theartsdesk.com

“Paavo Järvi is so well versed – always curious and inspired.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

What matters most, though, is the concert hall. And from first impressions it seems acoustically marvelous … On Wednesday, in its orchestra-concert configuration, the acoustics were enveloping in the best sense. You never felt swamped with orchestral bigness and brashness; though reverberant, the sound had detail and clarity …

New York Times

 

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RECORDINGS

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BIOGRAPHY

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October 2015 sees Paavo Järvi conduct his first concerts as Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, returning to Tokyo in December 2015 for their annual Beethoven Symphony No.9 concerts celebrating the New Year. The next few seasons will see a Richard Strauss focus and Sony Japan will release the first in a series of recordings commencing with Ein Heldenleben and Don Juan. 2015/16 also marks Järvi’s final season as Music Director of Orchestre de Paris with an autumn tour which takes them to Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels and a new Erato recording of symphonic works by Rachmaninov. Highlighting the opening of this final season is a weekend of concerts dedicated to the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, which also feature the world première of fellow Estonian composer, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Sow the Wind. Co-commissioned by Wiener Symphoniker, Järvi will also lead the Austrian première at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in April 2016.

Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 2004, Paavo Järvi and the orchestra ended their 2014/15 season with a Brahms Symphony Cycle at The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. They will perform the complete cycle again at Vienna’ Konzerthaus in December 2015, as well as concerts featuring both Brahms and Beethoven on tour in Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Baden-Baden and Berlin.

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GALLERY

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