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Paavo Järvi returned to London last week to conduct the Philharmonia in the second of four concerts dedicated to the symphonies of Carl Nielsen. The Guardian’s review headline read “Järvi Järvi tames Nielsen’s wild masterpiece. An awesomely executed performance of Nielsen’s fourth symphony sat alongside perfectly pitched Haydn and sparkling Beethoven.”
Seen and Heard International wrote “Järvi and the Philharmonia captured the white heat […]

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The long awaited new Mozart and Vieuxtemps album with Hilary Hahn and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is released on 30 March.

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The next instalment of the critically acclaimed series of Bruckner Symphonies with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra will be released in Japan on 7 February.

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“We’re overrun with decent, historically informed Beethoven cycles, and one of the very best remains criminally undervalued in the UK.  I’m referring to RCA’s recent set with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammperhilharmonie.  The individual SACDs can still be found, but they’re not yet available as a cut price box. No matter – they’re essential purchases, even on separate, full price discs. Järvi never […]

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Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie’s new recording with Hilary Hahn, featuring Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 and Vieuxtemps Concerto No.4 is scheduled for worldwide release on Deutsche Grammophon on 30 March. The album is already available to order on where it currently features as classical music’s second most popular pre-order, two months before release.

Hilary Hahn unveiled the album on Facebook featuring the […]

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Watch the complete Paris Philharmonie opening gala concert online at the ARTE WEBSITE. This Sunday (18 January) Arte will also broadcast two additional programmes: a documentary entitled “The Paris Philharmonie: a masterwork by Jean Nouvel” (16.50) followed by highlights of the opening gala concert (16.50).

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Following the inaugural concerts of Paris’ new Philharmonie, Paavo Järvi leads the Orchestre de Paris in a tour of Germany in March 2014. Germany features strongly on Järvi’s touring this year with guest conducting performances with the Frankfurt Symphony (4 – 6 February), Munich Philharmonic (18 – 21 April) and Berlin Philharmonic (14 – 16 May). In June he reunites with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for complete cycles of Brahms’ symphonies in St Petersburg and at the Rheingau Music Festival. Other highlights of the current season include performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (27 & 28 February), Vienna Symphony Orchestra (26 – 29 April) and Russian National Orchestra (11 June). Paavo Järvi also returns to London this April to conduct the Philharmonia as part of his two year Nielsen complete symphony cycle and will open the 2015 / 16 season as the incoming Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.


Münchner Philharmoniker

19th April 2015

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munichtickets

NIELSEN: Overture to Maskarade
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35, with Joshua Bell
STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

Münchner Philharmoniker

20th April 2015

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munichtickets

NIELSEN: Overture to Maskarade
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35, with Joshua Bell
STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

Münchner Philharmoniker

21st April 2015

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munichtickets

NIELSEN: Overture from Maskarade
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.35, with Joshua Bell
STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10

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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

“But the €390m question is: what does the hall sound like? …  In short: pretty stunning. I can’t remember a new hall sounding this good or this characterful at its opening, despite the fine-tuning that will no doubt happen over the coming weeks. There is a combination of dazzling clarity and generous depth in the sound that makes the whole range of orchestral possibility feel like a vivid physical presence, from the ethereal delicacies of the all-French programme – the magical flute solo in the Second Suite from Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, or the intimate piano solo at the start of the slow movement of Ravel’s G major Concerto, played by Hélène Grimaud – to the huge tuttis, like the end of Daphnis, brilliantly realised by Järvi, or even the noisy note-spinning of the evening’s world premiere, Thierry Escaich’s Concerto for Orchestra. If the other 2,399 seats are as good as the one I was sitting in, I think that the Philharmonie could be one of the most dynamic and exciting places to hear orchestral music in the world – as well as the most fun simply to sit in, thanks to the combination of intimacy and imagination of the interior.”

The Guardian

“… this concert confirmed our first impressions. A warm acoustic, whose beautiful reverb does not harm the legibility of the music … Certain balances will of course be worked on … Meanwhile, what a joy to hear a powerful orchestral tutti resonate without lower saturation and with the comfortable feeling of space.”

Le Monde

“The concert starts with humor: Edgard Varèse’s “Tuning Up” …  First observation: the sound is extemely powerful. The crescendo that ends the piece shakes the spine: and the excitement builds for the 2400 spectators. Renaud Capuçon steps onstage to play Henri Dutilleux’s “Sur le même accord,” for violin and orchestra. The demonstration is made: the powerful sound is also respectful of the solo voice. This popular French violinist offers a deep commitment, a sweet tone and beautiful unity with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi. In this hall with its undulating forms,  sound seems to descend like a bird that whirls on stage. And soaring is the theme of this construction which is second to none …”

Le Parisien

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Grammy award winning Paavo Järvi is now in his fifth season as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris and this January conducts the opening concerts of the new Philharmonie de Paris, where the orchestra will be the main resident ensemble. Following their highly successful residency at Vienna’s Musikverein in May 2014, they continue to appear in major venues across Europe and Asia this season and upcoming recordings including CD releases of music by Dutilleux and Rachmaninov.In 2012/13 Järvi was appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, for his contribution to music in France.

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