13 Apr 2013

Paavo Järvi on his work with the Berliner Philharmoniker (27 min.)

In the concert in April 2013, Paavo Järvi revealed a range of different qualities: In Beethoven’s First Symphony, he succeeded in making a core work of the symphonic repertoire sound as fresh and new as if it had just come from the composer’s pen. But Järvi also showed himself to be the discoverer of music which wrongly stands in the shade when he then presented Hindemith’s Violin Concerto. Finally, he demonstrated his affinity with the Scandinavian repertoire. In Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony he fully exploited the warmth of the folkmusic elements of the score, but always remained alert, never lost himself in the vehemence of the music and wisely avoided every cliché. Paavo Järvi discusses the concert with Sarah Wills, horn player with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The concert