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Paavo Jarvi – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ & Romeo and Juliet (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paavo Jarvi – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ & Romeo and Juliet (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:04:21 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Alpha Classics

After two volumes praised by the international press (Diapason d’Or, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik etc.) the Tonhalle-Orchester Z”urich presents the third release in its Tchaikovsky cycle, featuring the Sixth Symphony and Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky said he “put his entire soul” into the Sixth Symphony. He admitted that his programme was “more subjective than ever” and that he “often […] wept copiously” while working on it. The overall atmosphere is created by the sombre key of B minor and an obsessive sighing motif that recurs throughout the symphony.

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich & Paavo Jarvi – Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich & Paavo Järvi – Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:05 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha Classics

Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich since October 2019, Paavo Järvi continues his complete cycle of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, following a first volume devoted to Symphony no.5 and the symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini. This second volume features Symphonies nos. 2 and 4. The Fourth, composed in 1878 and nicknamed the ‘Fate’ Symphony because of its sombre colouring, which may recall the neuroses attributed to Tchaikovsky, is one of his most frequently performed. The Second Symphony, composed in 1872 and much less frequently performed in concert, is known as the ‘Little Russian’ because Tchaikovsky drew on Ukrainian folk tunes. The very first movement begins with a solo horn version of the folksong ‘Down by Mother Volga’…

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich & Paavo Jarvi – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Francesca da Rimini (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich & Paavo Järvi – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Francesca da Rimini (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:55 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Paavo Järvi, Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich since October 2019, here launches a complete recording of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, the first in both his rich discography and that of the Swiss orchestra: ‘When I think of the Fifth Symphony, I think of vulnerability and hope. It looks directly into our soul. It is perhaps the finest of his symphonies. The famous horn solo moves me and enriches me every time I hear it… Unlike the Sixth, the Fifth still holds out hope for life.’ The symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini op.32 completes this programme. This dark and violent ‘symphonic fantasy after Dante’, a drama of jealousy, was premiered in 1877, at the same time as Swan Lake.

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Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Paavo Jarvi – Franz Schmidt – Complete Symphonies (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Paavo Jarvi – Franz Schmidt – Complete Symphonies (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 03:00:31 minutes | 1,83 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

At a time when many of his contemporaries were exploring more fluid structures, Franz Schmidt while perhaps stretching tonal harmony to its limits, continued to embrace 19th-century form and achieved a highly personal synthesis of the diverse traditions of the Austro-German symphony. His language, rather than being wedded to a narrative of dissolution and tragedy is radiant and belligerently optimistic and reveals this scion of largely Hungarian forebears as the last great exponent of the style hongrois after Schubert, Liszt and Brahms.

His work having fallen from prominence, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s dazzling live performances of all four of his symphonies, and the famous Notre Dame Intermezzo, shine a new light on this fascinating oeuvre and also on an affable and genial soul, and reminds us of the constant need to reappraise and enrich our account of music during the first half of the 20th century.

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Paavo Jarvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (2009) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD ISO + FLAC

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (2008)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:43 minutes | Scans NOT included | 3,81 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 654 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra boasts long tradition of Bruckner performances. Recorded live in Alte Oper in Frankfurt and edited from multiple performances, this new recording presents new insight into this neglected masterpiece by Bruckner. This is a magnificently recorded performance of a remarkable piece of music. The SACD surround has a sense of space in the mix that allows the beauty of the composition to unfold before your ears. This is music making of the highest quality.

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Paavo Jarvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (2008) [2.0 & 5.0] SACD ISO + FLAC

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (2008)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:28 minutes | Scans NOT included | 3,3 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 648 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra boasts long tradition of Bruckner performances. Recorded live in Alte Oper in Frankfurt and edited from multiple performances, this new recording presents new insight into this neglected masterpiece by Bruckner. This is a magnificently recorded performance of a remarkable piece of music. The SACD surround has a sense of space in the mix that allows the beauty of the composition to unfold before your ears. This is music making of the highest quality.

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Estonian Festival Orchestra & Paavo Jarvi – Tuur: Mythos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Estonian Festival Orchestra & Paavo Järvi – Tüür: Mythos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:00:03 minutes | 600 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Erkki-Sven Tüür, born in Estonia in 1959, writes music that is characterised by intense energetic transformation. The intuitive and rational approach is synthesised into a complete organic system. He is the composer of nine symphonies, ten concertos, numerous chamber works and an opera. Dedicated to his compatriot Paavo Järvi and composed to mark the centenary of the Estonian Republic in 2018, Tüür’s Ninth Symphony is entitled “Mythos”. According to the composer, this refers to the myths that arise about nations and how they have acquired their independence, and also deals with the long history of the Finno-Ugric peoples.

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Paavo Jarvi, NHK SO – Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and more (2019) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Paavo Järvi, NHK SO Tokyo – Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and more (2019)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 72:53 minutes | 2,87 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 72:53 minutes | 1,48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover 

Béla Bartók’s masterpiece trilogy that set the tone for music in the 20th century. Bartók is a composer who best fits Paavo Järvi’s agile and dramatic musicality. This album, which contains three major pieces for orchestra composed by Bartok in the European era, is an album that Jarvi longed for recording. “Music for Strings, Percussion Instruments and Celesta”, composed in 1936, is an unconventional organization that divides stringed parts into two groups and contrasts them with percussion instruments / Celesta. The overwhelming virtuosity of the NHK Symphony Orchestra has been demonstrated with unprecedented strength. Both are the first recordings for both Paavo Järvi and the Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra.

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NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Jarvi – Mahler: Symphony No. 6 “Tragic” (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi – Mahler: Symphony No. 6 “Tragic” (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:25 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Music Labels Inc.

It was Stravinsky who first brought international attention to Takemitsu’s music after he came across a recording of the Requiem on a visit to Japan in 1959. Its slow, yearning melodies lead into Mahler’s monumental ‘Tragic’ Symphony, known for the three sledgehammer blows in its final movement, which represent the blows of fate. The most traditional of Mahler’s symphonies, it draws listeners into its bleak yet irresistible momentum.

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Paavo Jarvi – Messiaen: L’Ascension, Le Tombeau resplendissant (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi – Messiaen: L’Ascension, Le Tombeau resplendissant (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:43 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Paavo Järvi inaugurates his new contract as conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich with a pogramme devoted to Messiaen. Alpha Classics will accompany this extremely promising combination: ‘I’ve always admired French music very much. (…) I think Messiaen is the most original voice, someone absolutely unique. You need only listen for three seconds to a work by Messiaen to be sure that it is by him. His style is so clear, so unmistakable. In his two early works Les Offrandes oubliées and Le Tombeau resplendissant, religion and mysticism play an important role. If you listen carefully, you will notice how a harmony is continually transformed, so that you can never predict what sound will come next. But Messiaen’s harmonic language is not experimental: it produces an inevitable meaning, and you get the feeling that the chord sequence can be that way and no other.Music is a language of its own; music begins where words leave off.’

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