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Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
Dutilleux, Saint-Saëns, Ravel
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi; Hisako Kawamura
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi; Tanja Tetzlaff
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; Paavo Järvi; Janine Jansen
Schumann, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Leif Ove Andsnes
Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
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Is the very, very good the enemy of the great? It is hard to fault a performance as fine as this – except perhaps against a benchmark no longer recognised.
The ever consummate conductor delivers a trio of stylistically contrasting works by Haydn, Beethoven and Nielsen with a single trait in common: obdurate perfectionism.
Paavo Järvi continues his Nielsen exploration with performances that demonstrate his attraction to Haydn and love of Brahms.
It's not plain-sailing in Lupu's Beethoven, but Järvi's clear-sighted and controlled approach and the Staatskapelle's high-quality playing make for especially musical Shostakovich after the interval.
An interesting evening where links between Haydn and Nielsen were illuminated in bold and individual performances.