20 Oct 2018

Paavo Järvi in conversation with Stanley Dodds (20 min.)

The Berliner Philharmoniker have recently had an intensive working relationship with Paavo Järvi: in May 2018, for example, the Estonian-American artist conducted the traditional European Concert and a performance by the orchestra in Berlin, plus another Philharmoniker concert in October of the same year. That concert included Johannes Brahms’s Second Symphony and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, two core works of the symphonic repertoire. Järvi talked to violinist and orchestra member Stanley Dodds about his collaboration with the Philharmoniker, rhythmic complexities in Brahms, and how the view of the composer has changed since the time of Herbert von Karajan. Järvi also explains why he considers Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra the composer’s masterpiece.

The concert