Neeme Järvi

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Born: June 7, 1937   Country: Estonia  
Neeme Järvi is one of the busiest stars on the international conducting scene. Brought up within the USSR's system for developing musical talent, Järvi studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn Music School. He made his debut as a conductor at age 18. From 1955 to 1960 he pursued further studies at the Leningrad Conservatory, where his principal teachers were Nikolaï Rabinovich and Yevgeny Mravinsky.

From the early '60s, Järvi
Read more took a leading role in the musical life of his homeland. In 1963 he assumed the directorship of the Estonian Radio & Television Orchestra, his first important post. He also founded the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and for 13 years was the chief Conductor of Opera House Estonia in Tallinn. From 1976 to 1980 he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, then in its infancy. By the late 1970s his fame had spread throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and he received favorable notices for his appearances in the West. He made history by leading the first performances of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess ever given in the USSR.,

While with the ESSO Järvi developed a particular interest in unearthing and performing neglected repertory by both little-known and important composers. He was a particular champion of the Estonian composers Eduard Tubin and Arvo Pärt. In 1979 he premiered Pärt's Credo, a work that represents a turning point in that composer's stylistic evolution. Järvi, recognizing the importance of Credo (which incorporates biblical texts), presented it without first navigating through the usual channels of the Communist Party or the Composers' Union. The resulting controversy and official disfavor induced Järvi to emigrate. He was permitted to leave Estonia in 1980; within a month of his departure, he made his debut performances with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. He quickly received important appointments: principal guest conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in England (1981-1983), music director of the Royal Scottish Orchestra (1984-1988), music director of the Gothenburg (Sweden) Symphony Orchestra (from 1982), and principal guest conductor of the Japan Philharmonic.

In 1990 he assumed the post of music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. With that ensemble he has made 30 of some 100 recordings on the Chandos label. Järvi has also recorded for Bis, Deutsche Gramophon, and Orfeo; his various recording projects include cycles of orchestral music by Sibelius, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tubin, Brahms, Schumann, Shostakovich, and others. Järvi's children have made their mark on the musical world as well: son Paavo is gaining an international reputation as a conductor and holds posts as principal guest conductor of the Stockholm Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Kristjan is the founder and conductor of the Absolut Ensemble of New York City; and daughter Maarika is principal flutist with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid. Järvi announced his decision to step down from his Detroit post in 2005. He has also served as principal conductor of the New Jersey Symphony. Read less
Sibelius: Symphony No 5, Etc / Järvi, Gothenburg Symphony
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 222   Number of Discs: 1
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Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite / Järvi, Gothenburg So
Release Date: 10/26/1992   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 294   Number of Discs: 1
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Sibelius: The Tempest, Etc / Järvi, Gothenburg So
Release Date: 10/26/1992   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 448   Number of Discs: 1
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Alfvén: Symphony No 2, Etc / Järvi, Stockholm Po
Release Date: 06/07/1993   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 385   Number of Discs: 1
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Martinu: Symphonies No 1 & 2 / Järvi, Bamberg So
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 362   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: June 7, 1937   Country: Estonia  
Neeme Järvi is one of the busiest stars on the international conducting scene. Brought up within the USSR's system for developing musical talent, Järvi studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn Music School. He made his debut as a conductor at age 18. From 1955 to 1960 he pursued further studies at the Leningrad Conservatory, where his principal teachers were Nikolaï Rabinovich and Yevgeny Mravinsky.

From the early '60s, Järvi
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Overture
Act I Tableau 1: Decoration of the Christmas tree
Act I Tableau 1: March
Act I Tableau 1: Children's galop and entry of the parents
Act I Tableau 1: Arrival of Drosselmayer
Act I Tableau 1: The Nutcracker and Grandfather dance
Act I Tableau 1: Departure of the guests - Night
Act I Tableau 1: The battle and transformation scene
Act I Tableau 2: The forest of fir trees in winter
Act I Tableau 2: Waltz of the snowflakes
Act II Tableau 3: The enchanted palace of the kingdom of sweets
Act II Tableau 3: Arrival of Clara and the Nutcracker
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: a. Chocolate - Spanish Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: b. Coffee - Arabian Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: c. Tea - Chinese Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: d. Trepak - Russian Dance
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: e. Dance of the Toy Flutes
Act II Tableau 3: Divertissement: f. Mother Gigogne and the clowns
Act II Tableau 3: Waltz of the flowers
Act II Tableau 3: Pas de deux: The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act II Tableau 3: Variation 1: Tarantella
Act II Tableau 3: Variation 2: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Act II Tableau 3: Coda
Act II Tableau 3: Final waltz and apotheosis
I. Holberg-Ouverture: Allegro moderato - Poco meno mosso - [Tempo I] - Piu mosso (un poco)
II. Contillon. Intoduktion: Allegro - Allgero - Un poco meno mosso - Coda
III. Menuetto. Introduktion ad lib. - [-] - Piu mosso
IV. Hanedansen: Allegro moderato - Con gradezza - Un poco animato - Coda
V. Gavotte: [-] - MUsette: [-]
VI. Molinasque: Allegro moderato - Coda: Piu mosso
VII. Kehraus: Vivace molto
VIIIa. Arietta: Andante con moto - Piu mosso - Poco meno - Piu mosso - Meno - Largamente - A tempo I - Adagio -
VIIIb. Passepied: Allegretto grazioso - Meno mosso
I. Allegro non troppo - Un poco piu mosso - Poco meno mosso - Agitato - Tempo I - Animato - Meno mosso - Largamente - Piu mosso
II. Andante - Piu mosso - Tempo I - Molto piu mosso - Tempo I - Tranquillo - Piu mosso - Pesante - Tranquillo - Adagio
III. Scherzo: Lento - Allegro con spirito - Allegretto - Piu mosso - Meno mosso - Tempo I (Allegro con spirito) - Lento - Allegro molto
IV. Finale. Introduction: Andante - Allegro deciso - Un poco meno mosso - Tranquillo - Molto tranquillio - Tempo I (Allegro deciso) - Poco meno mosso - Un poco meno mosso - Allegro molto
I. Intrata: Allegretto moderato
II. Air con Variazoini
III. Gigue: Allegro - Allegro molto
IV. Sarabande: Andante sostenuto
V. Bourree: Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro moderato
II. Romance: Andante con sentimenti
III. Intermezzo: Allegro amabile
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Poco andante
II. Andante
III. Finale: Allegro impetuoso
I. Fossegrimen: Allegro moderato
II. Huldremoyarnes Dans: Allegretto grazioso
III. Bruremarsch: Allegretto marciale - Coda -
III. Danse visionaire (Maneskinsmoyarne) - A sa femme Annie: Andante - Allegretto molto moderato - Meno mosso - Tempo I (Allegretto) - Andante - Tempo I
IV. Melodrama og Auds Sang: Allegro - Andante - Andante con moto
V. Fanitullen: Allegro con fuoco - Coda - Andante
I. Peik, the Princess and the Giant Troll
I. Troldmoernes Dans
II. The Princess Riding on the Bear
III. Entry of the Trolls into the Blue Mountain
IV. Dance of the Little Trolls
Opening -
First Dance: Dance of the Princess in the Forest -
Second Dance: Dance of the Trees -
Third Dance: Dance of the Waves -
Fourth Dance: Dance of the Princess with the Wooden Prince -
Fifth Dance: The Princess Prods and Encourages the Wooden Prince to Dance -
Sixth Dance: With an Alluring Dance, the Princess Tries to Appeal to the Prince -
Seventh Dance: Alarmed, the Princess Hurries After the Prince, but the Forest Keeps Her Back -
Postlude
No. 1. An Evening in the Village
No. 2. Bear Dance
No. 3. Melody
No. 4. Slightly Tipsy
No. 5. Swineherd's Dance
A shabby room in the slums -
First decoy game -
Second decoy game -
Third decoy game -
The girl is undecided -
The Mandarin's passion is finally roused -
Suddenly the Mandarin's head appears between the pillows -
The body of the Mandarin begins to glow with a greenish blue light -
I. Introduzione: Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
II. Giuoco delle coppie: Allegretto scherzando
III. Elegia: Andante non troppo
IV. Intermezzo interrotto: Allegretto
V. Finale: Presto
I. Castillane
II. Andalouse
III. Aragonaise
IV. Aubade
V. Catalane
VI. Madrilene
VII. Navarraise
Anime, alerte (Allegro) - En animant peu a peu - Tempo I -
Lent (Quasi cadenza) - Modere (Allegretto con spirito) -
Anime, Allegro - A Tempo I - Un peu retenu - A tempo I (Anime) - Tres anime
I. Marche
II. Air de ballet
III. Angelus
IV. Fete boheme
I. Allegro patetico
II. Scherzo: Allegro assai
III. Allegro non tanto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro non troppo
I. Maestoso
II. Adagio -
II. Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro patetico
II. Intermezzo: Allegretto molto tranquillo
III. Lento, mesto -
IV. Allegro con fuoco
I. Liebesgluck: Allegro
II. Andante quasi larghetto
III. Trennung: Tempo di marcia
IV. Wiedervereinigung im Tode
I. Allegro con moto - Maestoso - Largamente
II. Adagio - Presto - Adagio - Presto - Adagio
III. Allegro con fuoco - Tranquillo - Adagio - Tempo I - Maestoso
I. Largo - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Molto vivo
IV. Con moto
Introduction
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 1. Scene
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 2. Valse
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 3. Scene
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: I. Intrada
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: II. Andante sostenuto
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: III. Allegro semplice - Presto
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: IV. Moderato
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: V. Allegro
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois: VI. Coda: Allegro vivace
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: I. Tempo di valse ma non troppo vivo, quasi moderato
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: II. Andante - Allegro
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: III. Tempo di valse
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 5. Pas de deux: IV. Coda: Allegro molto vivace
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 6. Pas d'action
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 7. Sujet
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 8. Dance of the goblets: Tempo di polacca
Act I The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 9. Finale: Andante: The flight of swans
Act II By a Lake: No. 10. Scene: Moderato
Act II By a Lake: No. 11. Scene
Act II By a Lake: No. 12. Scene: Allegro
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: I. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: II. Moderato assai
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: III. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: IV. Allegro moderato
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. Andante - Allegro
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VI. Tempo di valse
Act II By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: VII. Coda: Allegro vivace
Act II By a Lake: No. 14. Scene: Moderato
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 15. Allegro giusto
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 16. Dance of the corps de ballet and dwarves: Moderato assai
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 17. Arrival of the guests and waltz Allegro - Tempo di valse
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 18. Scene: Allegro
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: I. Intrada: Moderato assai
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: II. Variation I: Allegro
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: III. Variation II: Andante con moto
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: IV. Variation III: Moderato
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: V. Variation IV: Allegro
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: VI. Variation V: Moderato - Allegro semplice
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 19. Pas de six: VII. Coda: Allegro molto
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: Pas de deux: I. Introduction
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: Pas de deux: II. Variation I: Moderato - Andante
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: Pas de deux: III. Variation II: Allegro moderato
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: Pas de deux: IV. Coda
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 20. Hungarian Dance: Moderato assai - Allegro moderato - Vivace
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: Russian Dance
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 21. Spanish Dance: Allegro non troppo (Tempo di bolero)
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 22. Neapolitan Dance: Allegro moderato - Andantino
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 23. Mazurka: Tempo di mazurka
Act III In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 24. Scene: Allegro
Act IV By the Lake: No. 25. Entr'acte: Moderato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 26. Scene: Allegro non troppo
Act IV By the Lake: No. 27. Dance of the cygnets: Moderato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 28. Scene: Allegro agitato
Act IV By the Lake: No. 29. Finale: Andante - Allegro agitato - Moderato e maestoso - Moderato
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto - Adagio ma non troppo - Tempo di marcia
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Lento e mesto
III. Finale: Moderato
I. Allegro malinconico
II. Cantilena: Assez lent
III. Presto giocoso
Allegro moderato -
Zug und Tanz der Frauen -
Erste Tanzfigur -
Zweite Tanzfigur -
Dritte Tanzfigur
Ziemlich langsam ? Allegretto ?
Allegro moderato ?
Ziemlich langsam ? Ziemlich lebhaft ? Molto allegro ?
Etwas ruhiger ? Schnell ?
Ziemlich lebhaft ? Zweite Tanzfigur ?
Etwas massiger ? Tempo I ?
Dritte Tanzfigur. Lebhaft, in erregtem, aber stets gemessenem Schreiten ?
Vierte Tanzfigur. Viel ruhiger, leicht schwebend ?
Etwas lebhafter ? Ruhig im Vortrag ?
Schneller ? Ziemlich lebhaft ? Allmahlich fliessender ?
Der Abend bricht herein - Allmahlich fliessender ? Doppelt so langsam ?
Schnell ?
Schnell und hastig ? Agitato ? Ziemlich lebhaft ? Molto agitato ?
Viel ruhiger, stets alla breve ? Allmahlich etwas bewegter ?
L'istesso tempo ? Schneller ? Noch schneller ? Molto agitato ?
Massig schnell ? Erste Tanzfigur ? Allmahlich bewegter ?
Massig bewegt ? Schnell ? Immer lebhafter ?
Sehr lebhaft ? Ausserst lebhaft ? Prestissimo ?
Allmahlich etwas ruhiger ? Ruhiger ?
Bewegt ? Noch lebhafter ? Etwas breit
I. Idylle
II. Danse villageoise
III. Sous-bois
IV. Scherzo-valse
I. Allegro moderato ben risoluto
II. Andante
III. Finale: Allegro giusto
No. 1. Maestoso
No. 2. Moderato
I. Molto allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto scherzando
IV. Finale: Maestoso - Allegro assai con fuoco
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Vivace
I. Prelude
II. Pantomim
III. Vision
I. Con forza - Tempo commodo -
II. Andante - Tranquillo -
III. Scherzo -
IV. Finale: Rondo
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Andante maestoso - Allegro con spirito


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