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.