NEWS

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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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GRAMOPHONE INTERVIEW

The May issue of Gramophone Magazine features a three page special interview with Paavo and his passion for recording. “At a time when some other conductors seem to be focusing their recording activity on single-composer projects or on big landmark ventures, Järvi is bucking the trend in the catholicity of his tastes and the way in which he views recording as an integral […]

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“CURIOUS AND INSPIRED”

Following his success conducting Nielsen in London, Paavo Järvi opened his Munich Philharmonic guest conducting dates this week with the same composer’s overture to the opera “Maskarade”. Reviewing the performance the Süddeutsche Zeitung commented “Even today such an important and original composer as the Dane, Carl Nielsen, receives too little attention on the German concert scene. Some of his symphonies are played, but […]

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NIELSEN BROUGHT TO LIFE

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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MOZART & VIEUXTEMPS WITH HILLARY HAHN

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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BRUCKNER 6 TO BE RELEASED IN JAPAN

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.

Visit Sony Japan for further information

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CONCERT SEASON

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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.

NEXT CONCERTS:

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

28th April 2015

Wiener Konzerthaustickets

MOZART: Concerto for Piano No.25 in C major, K 503, with Piotr Anderszewski
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.2 in C minor

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

29th April 2015

Brucknerhaus Linztickets

MOZART: Concerto for Piano No.25 in C major, K 503, with Piotr Anderszewski
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.2 in C minor

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

6th May 2015

Laeiszhalle, Hamburgtickets

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture, Op.84
VIEUXTEMPS: Concerto No.4 for violin and orchestra, Op.31, with Hilary Hahn
SCHUBERT: Symphony No.9 in C major, D.944 (“The Great”)

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PRESS

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“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

“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

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RECORDINGS

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BIOGRAPHY

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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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GALLERY

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