Paavo Järvi

Biography

Born: December 30, 1962; Tallinn, Estonia  
The elder son of Estonian/American conductor Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi has achieved much, including appointment as the 12th music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Although a musician of broad interests and a resident of the United States for the greater part of his life, he has continued to champion the music of his native Estonia in live performances and on disc. Blessed with directing gifts that transcend mere talent, Järvi is Read more among the handful of younger conductors regarded as true successors to the great maestros of the past. Born in Tallin, Estonia, Järvi began his studies in conducting and percussion at the Tallin School of Music. At the time 17, his father moved to the United States with the rest of his family and Paavo entered the Curtis Institute of Music, where his instructors in conducting were Otto-Werner Mueller and that doyen among conducting teachers, Max Rudolf. At the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Järvi studied with Leonard Bernstein. The younger Järvi's abilities quickly manifested themselves enough to lead to guest engagements with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Scala, the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Vienna Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de France, the Israel Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony, and the NHK Symphony. While bearing the family name may have gotten him a hearing, Paavo Järvi's own brilliance prevailed in shaping scores and drawing quality performances from the widely diverse orchestras he faced. He was engaged as principal guest conductor by the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and earned praise for the manner in which he filled both posts. In September 2001, Järvi assumed the musical directorship of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, succeeding Jesús López-Cobos. His debut in that post was preceded by release on Telarc of a C.S.O. disc conducted by Järvi holding Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and the Love Music From Roméo et Juliet. Already established as a presence in the recording studio, Järvi had recorded discs for Virgin Records with both the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. His 20-some recordings include orchestral works by Stenhammar, Sibelius' Kullervo and the Lemminkäinen Suite, works by Bernstein, a disc of cello concertos with Truls Mørk, and a disc devoted to orchestral works by Estonian composer Lepo Sumera. Among other Estonians championed by Järvi were Erkki-Sven Tüür, Udo Kasemets, and Eduard Tubin, together with the better-known Arvo Pärt. With the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Järvi has recorded a group of orchestral works by Pärt, as well as Sibelius' solitary opera, The Maiden in the Tower. Along the pathway to his Cincinnati position, Järvi amassed an enviable collection of worldwide reviews for both his live performances and recordings. Guardian critic Tim Ashley, commenting on the conductor's "powerhouse" reading of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 with the BBC Philharmonic, wrote: "An overwhelming achievement: one of the great conducting careers of the twenty first century is now, unquestionably, under way." Allan Kozinn, writing in The New York Times, noted Järvi's ability to draw from the Philadelphia Orchestra "a truly stunning sound...with a warmth and fullness that recalled the orchestra's years with Stokowski and Ormandy, but has not been typical of its sound lately." Read less

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Biography

Born: December 30, 1962; Tallinn, Estonia  
The elder son of Estonian/American conductor Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi has achieved much, including appointment as the 12th music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Although a musician of broad interests and a resident of the United States for the greater part of his life, he has continued to champion the music of his native Estonia in live performances and on disc. Blessed with directing gifts that transcend mere talent, Järvi is Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: I. The war ended in victory (Bass, Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: II. We will clothe our homeland with forests (Boys Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: III. Memories of the past (Bass, Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: IV. The pioneers plant the forests (Boys Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: V. The people of Stalingrad go forth (Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: VI. A walk into the future (Tenor, Chorus) - Live
The Song of the Forests, Op. 81: VII. Glory (Tenor, Bass, Boys Chorus, Chorus) - Live
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro non troppo
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31 - 1. Andante - Moderato
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31 - 2. Adagio religioso
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31 - 3. Scherzo. Vivace - Trio. Meno mosso
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31 - 4. Finale marziale: Andante - Allegro
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 1. Moderato con moto
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 2. Vivace
Britten: Violin Concerto, Op.15 - 3. Passacaglia; Andante lento
I. Massig bewegte Halbe
II. Langsam
III. Lebhaft
Piano Concerto No. 2 for in F minor, op. 21: Maestoso
Larghetto
Allegro vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Lento
III. Moderato
IV. Allegro con brio
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto appassionato -
II. Andante -
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
I. In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo
II. Langsam
III. Lebhaft doch nicht schnell
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: II. Offertorium
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: III. Sanctus
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: V. Agnus Dei
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: VI. Libera me
Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: I. "Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (Ziemlich langsam)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: II. "Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (Langsam, marschmässig)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: III. "Herr, lehre doch mich (Andante moderato)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: IV. "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Mässig bewegt)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: V. "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Langsam)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: VI. "Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (Andante)"
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45: VII. "Selig sind die Toten (Feierlich)"
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: I. Sennets and Tuckets
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: II. Waltz
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: III. Mazurka
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: IV. Samba
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: V. Turkey Trot
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VI. Sphinxes
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VII. Blues
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VIII. In Memoriam - March "The BSO Forever"
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): I. Introduction - Allegro moderato
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): II. Kullervo's ungdom (Kullervo's youth) - Grave
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): III. Kullervo och hans syster (Kullervo and his sister) - Allegro vivace
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): IV. Kullervo tagar ut till strid (Kullervo goes to War) - Alla marcia
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op. 7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester (Kalevala): V. Kullervos dod (Kullervo's Death) - Andante
Symphony in C: Allegro-vivo
Symphony in C: Adagio
Symphony in C: Scherzo : allegro vivace
Symphony in C: Final : Allegro vivace
Petite Suite d'Orchestre, Op.22: Marche (Trompette et Tambour) Allegretto moderato
Petite Suite d'Orchestre, Op.22: Berceuse (La poupée) Andantino quasi andante
Petite Suite d'Orchestre, Op.22: Impromptu (La toupia) Allegro vivo
Petite Suite d'Orchestre, Op.22: Duo (Petit mari, petite femme) Andantino
Petite Suite d'Orchestre, Op.22: Galop (Le bal) Presto
Piano concerto No.2 in B flat major: I. Allegro non troppo
Piano concerto No.2 in B flat major: II. Allegro appassionato
Piano concerto No.2 in B flat major: III. Andante
Piano concerto No.2 in B flat major: IV. Allegretto grazioso
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Romanze: Andantino espressivo
III. Rondo scherzando: Allegro, ma non troppo
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
Holst: The Planets, Op.32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme A
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme B
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme C
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme D
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme E
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Theme F
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Flutes & Piccolo
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Oboes
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Clarinets
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Bassoons
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Violins
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Violas
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Cellos
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Doublebasses
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Harp
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Horns
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Trumpets
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Trombones & Tuba
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Timpani & Percussion
Britten: Young Person's Guide: Fugue
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto -
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Moderato con moto
2. Vivace
3. Passacaglia; Andante lento
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto in canone
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Minuet I
III. Adagio
IV. Minuet
V. Finale: Allegro
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): II. Adagio ma non troppo
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): III. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: I Allegro impetuoso
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: II Andante tranquillo
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: III Allegro
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: I. Prologue
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: III. Scherzo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: IV. Mambo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: V. Cha-cha
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VI. Meeting Scene
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VII. Rumble
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VIII. Finale
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22: I. Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22: III. Lemminkäinen in Tuonela
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22: IV. Lemminkäinen's Return
Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the tower): Scene 6
Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the tower): Scene 7
Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the tower): Scene 8
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: At the Castle Gate
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: Mélisande
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: At the Sea
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: By a spring in the park
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: The three blind sisters
Pelléas et Mélisande - incidental music, Op.46: Pastorale
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: I. Maestoso
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: II. Adagio
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor Op. 15: III. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op.7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester: I. Introduction - Allegro moderato
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op.7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester: II. Kullervo's ungdom (Kullervo's youth) - Grave
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op.7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester: III. Kullervo och hans syster (Kullervo and his sister) - Allegro vivace
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op.7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester: IV. Kullervo tagar ut till strid (Kullervo goes to War) - Alla marcia
Kullervo - Symphonisches Gedicht, Op.7, fur Soli, Chor und Orchester: V. Kullervos dod (Kullervo's Death) - Andante
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: I. Prologue
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: II. Somewhere
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: III. Scherzo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: IV. Mambo
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: V. Cha-cha
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VI. Meeting Scene
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VII. Rumble
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: VIII. Finale
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: I. Sennets and Tuckets
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: II. Waltz
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: III. Mazurka
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: IV. Samba
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: V. Turkey Trot
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VI. Sphinxes
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VII. Blues
Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra: VIII. In Memoriam - March "The BSO Forever"
Symphonic Dances, Op.64: Allegro moderato e marcato
Symphonic Dances, Op.64: Allegretto grazioso
Symphonic Dances, Op.64: Allegro giocoso
Symphonic Dances, Op.64: Andante - Allegro molto e risolto
Norwegian Dances, Op.35: No.1: Allegro marcato
Norwegian Dances, Op.35: No.2: Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso
Norwegian Dances, Op.35: No.3: Allegro moderato alla Marcia
Norwegian Dances, Op.35: No.4: Allegro molto
Holberg Suite, Op.40: Preludium
Holberg Suite, Op.40: Sarabande
Holberg Suite, Op.40: Gavotte
Holberg Suite, Op.40: Air
Holberg Suite, Op.40: Rigaudon
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 1 I bryllupsgården/At the Wedding (Prelude to Act 1)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No 2. Halling
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 4 Bruderovert Ingrids klage/The Abduction of the Bride (Prelude to Act 2)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 6 Peer Gynt og Den grønnkledte/Peer Gynt and the Woman in Green
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 7 Peer Gynt "Pa redestellet skal storfolk kjendes!"/"You can tell great men by the style of their mounts"
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 3 Springar
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 8 I Dovregubbens hall/In the Hall of the Mountain King (Choir)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 9 Dans av Dovregubbens datter/Dance of the Mountain King's daughter
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 12 Åses død/The death of Ase (Prelude to Act 3)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 13 Morgenstemning/Morning Mood (prelude to Act 4)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 15 Aribisk dans/Arabian Dance (Choir/Anitra)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 16 Anitras dans/Anitra's Dance
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 17 Peer Gynts serenade (Peer Gynt)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 19 Solveigs sang/Solveig's song (Solveig)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 20 Peer Gynt ved Memnonstøtten/Peer Gynt at the statue of Memnon
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 21 Peer Gynts hjemfart. Stormful aften på havet/Peer Gynt's homecoming. Stormy evening on the Sea (prelude to Act 5)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 22 Skipsforliset/The Shipwreck
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 23 Solveig synger I hytten/Solveig sings in the hut (Solveig)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 25 Pinsesalme: "Velsignede morgen"/Whitsun Hymn: "O Blessed Morning" (Choir)
Peer Gynt (incidental music): No. 26 Solveigs vuggevise/Solveig's Cradle song (Solveig/Choir)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
I. Marche du soldat (Soldier's March)
II. Petit airs au bord du ruisseau (Aires by a Stream)
III. Pastorale
IV. Marche royale (Royal March)
V. Petit concert (Little Concert)
VI. 3 Danses (3 Dances): I. Tango
VI. 3 danses (3 Dances): II. Valse
VI. 3 danses (3 Dances): III. Ragtime
VII. Danse du diable (Devil's Dance)
VIII. Grand Choral (Great Chorale)
IX. Marche triomphale du diable (The Devil's Triumphant March)
I. Tempo giusto
II. Allegretto
III. Con moto
I. Vivace
II. Arioso: Andantino
III. Rondo: Allegro


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