Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sign and Sight: Arts, Essays, Ideas from Germany

I just found this little item from November 2005 in the webzine Sign and Sight: Arts, Essays, Ideas from Germany and its In Today's Feuilletons section:

Die Welt, 02.11.2005

Kai Luerhs-Kaiser portrays the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi, whose father Neeme Järvi has put out over 350 CDs and counts among the country's leading conductors. Järvi junior also thinks big. "Today Paavo heads three orchestras, and is on the verge of taking over a fourth, the Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks. Delusions of grandeur? No, more like slow and steady multiplication. 'Conducting is what I like to do best when I'm not making music,' Järvi gives as his excuse. Numerous CDs reveal in him one of the most innovative, unpredictable talents of his generation."

Paavo Järvi now heads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian National Orchestra and the Bremen-based Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. "Järvi has proved himself to be tireless at tickling sounds from his orchestras. After a day's rehearsal you can't be sure if things will remain as they are, or if they'll take an entirely new direction that evening. The Grammy-winner says he prefers not to act as guest conductor. 'You always work the best with your own orchestras,' he quotes George Szell.

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