The New York Times attests that the violinist Janine Jansen has “a kind of radiant modesty”, and indeed: even in moments of utmost virtuosity, her performances captivate with introspection and substance. This ability is particularly well demonstrated in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which, despite its fast yet expressive tempos, is always interspersed with subtle nuances. To bring the concert to a close, Paavo Järvi conducts Robert […]
The Brahms interpretations of Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have been receiving the highest public and critical acclaim. “A Brahms revelation“ was the headline in The New Yorker, for DIE ZEIT it’s „a reference recording“ and the Hamburger Abendblatt wrote “the greatest experts on Brahms come from Bremen“. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen perform Brahms nowadays exactly to the size that the composer himself […]
Paavo Järvi makes his début as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich on 2 October
Next Wednesday, the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi will be officially taking office as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (TOZ). In his suitcase, he will be bringing sounds from the far North and an ambitious objective: “I intend to position the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich among the world’s best orchestras. Ever since our first encounter I have felt a very strong chemistry and was overwhelmed by the commitment […]
Paavo Järvi’s initial appearances with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich were enthusiastically received and bear witness to a promising, successful partnership. The first recorded testimony of this is a CD featuring both early and late orchestral works by Olivier Messiaen, that is released by Alpha Classics to coincide with next week’s inaugural concerts. “The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich is now entering an important new chapter in its recording history,” says Artistic […]
Paavo Järvi has been named Conductor of the Year by Germany’s leading classical music awards, Opus Klassik, for his recording of the complete Sibelius Symphonies with the Orchestre de Paris. The award ceremony, which takes place at the Berlin Konzerthaus on Sunday 13 October, will be broadcast nationally on ZDF and promoted on the leading streaming service for classical music, Idagio.
On announcing the award Opus […]
Paavo Järvi returns to Berlin this week to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in 3 concerts (23, 24 and 25 May) with a programme of Bach, Berg and Bruckner.
The sold-out concert on 25 May will be broadcast live on the Digital Concert Hall platform. Meanwhile 5 previous performances that Paavo Järvi conducted with the Berlin Philharmonic are now available to watch on the […]
The Messiaen album is released on 27 September to coincide with Paavo Järvi’s inauguration concert in Zürich on 2 October. The first season will be devoted to Järvi’s Nordic roots and opens with Sibelius’s Kullervo, to be followed by the complete cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies, which Alpha Classics will release in March 2021 to accompany the reopening of the mythical Tonhalle after its extensive renovation and where the orchestra makes its home right on the banks of Lake Zürich.