Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mostly Järvi Musical Festival in Leigo, Estonia


August 1, 2008
Leigo Lake Music can be enjoyed again in August
Leigo Lake Music, an event of long local traditions, will delight its guests once again on 2, 8 and 9 August with performances of music by foreign and local composers.
Leigo Lake Music has been offering performances by the best Estonian musical collectives, different bands and orchestras, artists from Scandinavia, France, Russia and even Malaysia for many years. Biologist Tõnu Tamm, whose dream was to combine organ music with untouched nature when travelling in Siberia, came up with the idea of organising concerts and performances at Leigo. His dreams finally came true when he moved to the Leigo Farm surrounded by the hilly landscape of Otepää in 1981.
Last year’s event celebrated the 10th anniversary of Leigo Lake Music. The concerts held in August this year will offer both symphonies and pop music.
Guests can enjoy Brandenburg Concert No. 4 by Bach and Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto from 5 pm to 7.30 pm on 2 August. The music will be performed by well-known Estonian musicians – Martin Järvi (violin), Madis Järvi (viola), Mihkel Järvi (piano), Miina Järvi (violin), Marius Järvi (cello), Mari Järvi (piano), Teet Järvi (cello), Andrus Järvi (viola), Maarika Järvi (flute), Tania Järvi (violin) and Hayley Järvi (piccolo), Sirje Järvi, Margarete Järvi and a chamber orchestra.
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg, Symphony No. 3 by Saint Saens and A German Requiem by Brahms will be played from 8 pm to 11 pm on the same day. The music will be performed by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, mixed choir Latvija, conductors Neeme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Aare-Paul Lattik on organ and soloists Pille Lill and Atlan Karp.

Well-known Estonian musician Chalice will perform on 8 August. His song Minu inimesed /My People/ was performed by the joint choirs at the 2007 Ilmapuu Song Festival. This time, he will perform songs from his new album and the concert will start at midnight. Vaiko Eplik ja Eliit, another well-known Estonian artist, will take to the stage before that. Performances by Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu (Finland-Ghana), Eivor (Iceland) and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra can be enjoyed in between.
The subtitle of 9 August is North Wind and it starts at 6 pm with the music of Estonian singer Hedvig Hanson, followed by MuM from Iceland. The evening finishes with a live performance by Villu Veski, who will be joined by Estonian, Latvian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish and Italian musicians and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
Detailed information about the schedule and performers is available at the website
http://www.leigo.ee/. Tickets to the event can be bought at http://www.piletilevi.ee/ and information about Estonian music and musicians is available at http://www.estmusic.com/.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Verbier Festival Opening Concert


Today at 9pm is a LIVE Webcast on
http://www.medici.tv/

July 18, 2008
Here is a link to Verbier Festival Opening Concert
http://www.verbierfestival.com/index.php?page=180708_en

19h00, July 18, 2008
UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi directionRadu Lupu piano
Strauss Don Juan, poème symphonique op. 20
Mozart Concerto pour piano et orchestre N° 24 en ut mineur K 491
Brahms Quatuor pour piano et cordes N° 1 en sol mineur op. 25 (transcription pour orchestre Arnold Schönberg)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Radio Concert







July 9, 2008

"Klassik, Pop et cetera" program on Deutschlandfunk is going to be repeated tomorrow, Wednesday July 9, at 2 am (GMT +1)
Here is a link with the music list and livestream.




White Nights Festival: Concert June 10, 2008




July 8, 2008



On 10 July
at the Concert Hall in the course of one evening, audiences will have a unique opportunity to hear three of the seven symphonies by Jean Sibelius, the founding father of Finnish classical music. The concert is one of a series in the special All Sibelius Symphonies at the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall programme as part of this year's Stars of the White Nights festival. Renowned maestro
Paavo Järvi, a frequent guest at the festival in recent years, will be conducting.

Rachmaninov Symphony no 2


July 8, 2008
RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34 - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra/Edo de Waart - PentaTone Multichannel (4.0) RQR SACD PTC 5186 153, 70:35 *** [Distr. by Naxos]:This is a popular symphony from the great Russian composer who lived until 1943. Today we may forget that during his career his standing as a composer surprisingly fluctuated frequently and he made his mark more as a pianist and conductor. His richly colorful sound, with strong lyricism and great breadth, is on full view in this four-movement symphony. Although Rachmaninoff mistrusted the more modern composers of his time as creating music from the head and not the heart - as he did - it is surprisingly to read that his first symphony had been attacked for its “modernist” tendencies. No danger of that with the Second, written a full nine years after the first. In the meantime Rachmaninoff had overcome a writer’s block/depression problem thru hypnosis administered by a psychiatrist.These four-channel recordings were made in Holland in 1976 for possible release quadraphonically, but by that time the quad format has died due to its many competing variations, one of which worked well. The transfer to SACD is excellent, with the lack of center and subwoofer channels not really missed at all. However, there are more exciting and dramatic performances of this very emotional work; I’m partial to Paavo Jarvi’s on a Telarc SACD. It also has a wider spectrum frequency-wise - the bells in the second movement are almost unheard on the PentaTone whereas they are quite strong on the Telarc. The filler of the Capriccio Espagnol - written to be a colorful, celebratory showpiece - also could use a bit of Spanish fly to perk it up. - John Sunier

Paavo's list of music to hear...


CONCERT REVIEW: Frankfurt Radio with Paavo at Rheingau Musik Festival.



June 30, 2008


HR-Sinfonieorchester im Kloster Eberbach Jubel um Paavo Järvi
Ein berauschendes Konzert
Dr. Beckers Kultur Stück


Jubel um Paavo Järvi
Paavo Järvi dirigiert, Genia Kühmeier singt – ein Weltklasse-Gespann


Ereignis, Erlebnis, Entdeckung. In der Basilika von Kloster Eberbach begann mit grandiosem Konzert des HR-Sinfonieorchesters das Rheingau Musik Festival.
Es ist eine Freude, dieses Orchester unter Paavo Järvi Mahler spielen zu hören. Genial. Wieder, wie schon 2007, hat man eine Sinfonie völlig neu gehört. Tempi wie nie zuvor
, überraschend, frisch, von Süße entschlackt.
Järvi zaubert unglaublich differenzierten Klang. In Mahlers 4. Sinfonie steigt er ganz leicht, es pulsiert. Wie wenn einer auf einer Sommerwiese in den weißblauen Himmel hinaufschaut, aus dem letzte Wolken sich davonmachen.
Järvi vermeidet alles kitschig Ausgewalzte, verzichtet auf Pathos, runterziehende Schwere, lässt die Musik tänzelt, berauscht sich an sich selbst, wird sanft leise, bevor sie fulminant triumphiert.
Zum Dahinschmelzen schön das Adagio, ein vorsichtiges Schweben auf Wolken. Dahingleiten, Hinübergehen. Komm, süßer Tod. In dieser Sinfonie wird gestorben, aber sanft und federleicht, fast fröhlich.
Am Ende wird das himmlische Leben besungen. Genia Kühmeier tut das mit irrem Gefühl. „Wir genießen himmlische Freuden“, singt sie. Das Publikum dankt mit stürmischen Ovationen im Stehen.
Dieser Abend im Rheingau war ein Traum. Lauer Sommerabend. Orchester grandios, Dirigent überragend.
Sicherheit war garantiert. Kloster Eberbach und 1200 begeisterte Gäste unterm persönlichen Schutz des Bundesverteidigungsministers. Franz Josef Jung genoss das Konzert, war danach in Gedanken gleich bei seinen Jungs in Afghanistan. Wie sehr die dort Kultur entbehren. Demnächst schickt er deswegen eine Jazz-Bigband ins Taliban-Land.
Hessens Umweltminister Wilhelm Dietzel eröffnete das Festival. Erfreulich kurz, da das Konzert live gesendet wurde.
Würde Paavo Järvi alle Mahlersinfonien im Rheingau aufführen, müsste er noch 7 Jahre bleiben. Schön wär‘s!
Beim Empfang des HR versuchte Hörfunkdirektor Dr. Heinz-Dieter Sommer den Dirigenten mit Rotwein zu ködern. 3 Flaschen für jede Sinfonie. Festival-Chef Michael Herrmann überbot das, für jedes Jahr eine Kiste.
US-Generalkonsulin Jo Ellen Powell stürzte sich auf Paavo Järvi und überschüttete ihn mit Komplimenten. Opernball-Veranstalter Manfred Pasenau erklärte sich zum neu gewonnenen Mahlerfan. Ex-Ministerin Karin Wolff kam in charmanter Begleitung. Einhelliges Fazit: Ein begeisterndes Erlebnis.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Paavo and Vadim Repin - Concert broadcast




July 6, 2008, 12pm


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Paavo Järvi conducting; Vadim Repin, violin

MAHLER: Todtenfeier MAHLER: Symphony No. 10 (Adagio)

MAHLER/arr. BRITTEN: What the Wild Flowers Tell Me+

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D