Complete Telarc Recordings - Paavo Järvi (16CD)

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Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Järvi was chief conductor of the Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2011. It was during that time that a number of sixteen releases were issued on the legendary Telarc label, spanning a vast repertoire from Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and Nielsen to contemporary compositions by Estonian countrymen Veljo Tormis and Eduard Tubin and putting Järvi on the map as a recording artist. This box set features these sixteen recordings, carefully reissued and with the original CD sleeve artwork. 

For a conductor, Paavo Järvi sure had one of the most unusual first jobs in the business of music: he played drums at In Spe, one of Estonia’s most popular rock groups in the early eighties. But following his studies in the US, Järvi soon also became the most exciting Estonian music export in the field of conducting. His love for the many different fields of music has never vanished, though, and soon Järvi made himself known for performing both traditional classical as well as modern repertoire. Born in Tallinn in 1962, Järvi during his career has recorded and performed with the most renowned orchestras worldwide, including the Wiener Philharmoniker, the London Philharmonia Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. He currently is chief conductor of the Kammerphiharmonie Bremen and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.

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Disc Listing:

CD1

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, OP. 14

CD2

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN D MAJOR, OP. 43

EDUARD TUBIN (1905-1982)
SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN B MINOR

CD3

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
PETROUCHKA (1947 VERSION)
THE FIREBIRD SUITE (1919 VERSION)

CD4

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
ROMEO AND JULIET
COMPLETE SUITES FROM THE BALLET
- SUITE NO. 1, OP. 64A
- SUITE NO. 2, OP. 64B
- SUITE NO. 3, OP. 101

CD5

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
SUITE NO. 2 FROM DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ

CD6

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 -1971)
THE RITE OF SPRING (LE SACHE DU PRINTEMPS)
- PART 1: ADORATION OF THE EARTH (L’ADORATION DE LA TERRE)
- PART II: THE SACRIFICE (LE SACRIFICE)

CARL NIELSEN (1865 -1931)
SYMPHONY NO. 5, OP. 50

CD7

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
PRELUDE
NOCTURNES
LA MER

CD8

ANTONIN DVORÁK (1841 -1904)
SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN E MINOR, OP.95, FROM THE NEW WORLD

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890 -1959)
SYMPHONY NO. 2

CD9

WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994)
CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

CD10

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
THE YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA, OP. 34
FOUR SEA INTERLUDES FROM PETER GRIMES, OP. 33A

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
VARIATIONS ON AN ORIGINAL THEME, OP. 36, ENIGMA

CD11

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN E MINOR, OP. 27

CD12

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Romeo and Juliet Overture - Fantasy
SYMPHONY NO. 6, OP. 74 IN B MINOR,„PATHÉTIQUE“

CD13

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
SYMPHONY NO. 5, OP. 100 IN B-FLAT MAJOR
LIEUTENANT KIJÉ SUITE, OP. 60

CD14

MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
Night on Bald Mountain (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (ORCH. RAVEL)

CD15

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
SYMPHONY NO. 10 IN E MINOR, OP. 93

VELJO TORMIS (B. 1930)
Overture No. 2

CD16

GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934)
THE PLANETS, OP. 32

BENAJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
THE YOUNG PERSON‘S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA, OP. 34

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Järvi conducts the Cincinnati Orchestra is strong performances of the best loved symphonies and orchestral warhorses, in great sound.

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From 2001 to 2011 Paavo Järvi, elder son of the Estonian conducting family and originally a rock drummer, was the chief conductor of the Cincinnati Orchestra in Ohio. The orchestra had long recorded for Telarc, a company whose discs were famous for their exciting, dynamic sound. In 2000, just before Järvi's tenure started, he began taping this series of popular orchestral showpieces. It proved to be highly successful, attracting great reviews. Then, unfortunately for both conductor and orchestra, Telarc was sold in 2008 and ceased to operate. Eventually, Järvi moved on. The new owners of the Cincinnati catalogue, Concord Music, produced this bargain box last year, bringing together all sixteen of Järvi's Telarc discs.

The sound is the first thing that grabs you: listen to the resonance of the bass drum in Prokofiev's5th Symphony. Järvi is a strong conductor: he balances orchestral forces meticulously, and while his performances are more mainstream than idiosyncratic they're never quirky or dull. The Cincinnati Orchestra, at least in this period, was a crack ensemble playing with style and accuracy.

The repertoire includes interesting choices. Alongside the well known "Pathétique" and "New World" Symphonies are rare pieces such as the 5th Symphony by the Estonian Eduard Tubin, the joyous Symphony No. 2 by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, and Witold Lutosławski's virtuoso Concerto for Orchestra.

You may have several of these works in your collection already, but it's a cheap way to get the rest and ideal for introducing someone new to the classics.