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Dong-Suk Kang, Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi - Jean Sibelius: Humoresques, Serenades, Overture, Ballet Scene (1990)

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Dong-Suk Kang, Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi - Jean Sibelius: Humoresques, Serenades, Overture, Ballet Scene (1990)

Jean Sibelius - Six Humoresques, Two Serenades, Overture in E major, Ballet Scene (1990)
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-472 | Time: 01:01:42

The two Serenades ‘sung’ by the more rapturously Oistrakh-like Kang are sentimental and are recorded with rich immediacy. The Six Humoresques also arrive courtesy of Kang. These are magical bonbons - each weighted and balanced to perfection even though I favour the rawer vintage set glowingly recorded by Rosand and still available on Vox. True Sibelians must not miss these works and Kang and his orchestra do catch these silvery spells and confident little drinking songs - pride and eloquence, seduction and midnight poetry haunt these pages and it's all one especially well.

Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

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Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988)
Oscar Shumsky, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8596 | Time: 00:56:32

There are many different musical "Seasons" aside from Vivaldi's, and next to Haydn's oratorio of the same name, this is probably the most famous example. The complete ballet is of modest length–only 40 minutes or so–and the autumn "Bacchanal" contains what is probably the catchiest tune that Glazunov ever wrote. You'll probably think that you've heard it before, but can't quite figure out where. Neeme Jarvi is always at his best in big, splashy Romantic pieces, and this performance is no exception. He whips the orchestra up to a fine frenzy where necessary, and given Chandos's fine sound and a sensible coupling, you're in for some good listening.

Bamberger Symphoniker, Neeme Jarvi - Arvo Part: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)

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Bamberger Symphoniker, Neeme Jarvi - Arvo Part: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)

Arvo Pärt: Cello concerto 'Pro et contra', Perpetuum mobile, Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (1989)
Bamberger Symphoniker, conducted by Neeme Järvi; Frans Helmerson, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:04:56
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-434

The symphonies of Arvo Pärt will surprise anyone familiar with his contemplative, mature style. Pärt began life as a member of the Eastern European modern school, not so far removed from contemporaries such as Penderecki and Górecki. His three symphonies show his gradual renunciation of the more radical aspects of his musical syntax, a return to emotional directness, and the beginnings of that otherworldly quality that has become the outstanding feature of his later work. Not all listeners have traveled the path with him, some finding his recent music tedious and pretentious rather than spiritual, and these three relatively early symphonies really do add a welcome depth and roundness of profile to a composer who can all too easily seem one-dimensional. It's important to keep in mind that, unlike so many members of today's pseudospiritual school of composers (England's John Tavener being the prime example), Pärt is a real composer operating even in the most mystical musings. Järvi deserves real credit for calling attention to this fact in such a powerful way.

Bergen PO, Neeme Jarvi - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)

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Bergen PO, Neeme Jarvi - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Le Carnaval des animaux; Africa (2016)
Truls Mørk, cello; Louis Lortie, piano; Helene Mercier, piano;
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5162 | Time: 01:15:30

The essence of Camille Saint-Saëns' music comes through perhaps most clearly in his music for solo instrument and orchestra, which exemplifies his elegant combination of melody and conservatory-generated virtuosity. The two cello concertos are here, plus a pair of crowd-pleasing short works for piano and orchestra, and the evergreen Carnival of the Animals, with pianists Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier joining forces along with a collection of instruments that includes the often-omitted glass harmonica. There are all kinds of attractions here: the gently humorous and not over-broad Carnival, the songful cello playing of Truls Mørk, and the little-known piano-and-orchestra scene Africa, Op. 89, with its lightly Tunisian flavor (sample this final track). But really, the central thread connecting them all is the conducting of Neeme Järvi and the light, graceful work of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; French music is the nearly 80-year-old Järvi's most congenial environment, and in this recording, perhaps his last devoted to Saint-Saëns, he has never been better.

LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

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LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.

Geoffrey Tozer, LPO, Neeme Jarvi - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)

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Geoffrey Tozer, LPO, Neeme Jarvi - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; The London Philharmonic; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9130 | Time: 00:57:22

The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 3 is rarely heard, though it is a finely crafted work worth greater attention. It has suffered alongside the magnificent and superior Second and the ever-popular First. Moreover, it is not a bona fide concerto at all, the composer having completed only the first movement before his sudden death in 1893. Contrary to the suggestion of a few, it is highly unlikely he intended to produce a one-movement concerto. Tchaikovsky wrote two other piano pieces the same year bearing the titles "Andante" and "Finale," respectively. Following his death, Taneyev orchestrated these and attached them to the Concerto, though Tchaikovsky had left no indication they were to be a part of it. But the pair did share something in common with the completed first movement: a theme source – the incomplete Symphony No. 7. In any event, the opening movement of this Concerto is the most compelling, featuring an exuberant main theme whose first two notes are the central melodic element. An attractive slow melody is soon presented, followed by a theme of great vivacity and rhythmic drive.

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Borodin: Symphonies & other Orchestral Works (1990)

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Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Borodin: Symphonies & other Orchestral Works (1990)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Borodin: Symphonies & other Orchestral Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:27:51 | 676 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435 757-2

Though this set does not include Borodin's lovely string quartets, it contains more than enough to please the most ardent Borodin enthusiast. The symphonies are so well played that no other versions I've heard can compare. One assessment of Borodin's music I once read made reference to his "latent muscularity". The timing and pace of the symphonies does complete justice to that quality. Also very apparent in these works is the orchestral brightness unique to the man's work.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi - Max Reger: Bocklin Suite, Hiller Variations (1989) [Re-Up]

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi - Max Reger: Bocklin Suite, Hiller Variations (1989) [Re-Up]

Max Reger: Böcklin Suite, Hiller Variations (1989)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi; Jaap van Zweden, solo violin

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8794 | Time: 01:06:51

This is Reger at his most accessible. In both pieces there is plenty of atmosphere and colour. The Hiller Variations is possibly his greatest and most satisfying orchestral work and is indispensable. Reger was a prolific composer, and it has to be said not all that came from his pen was necessarily memorable. However, the two works on this disc are vintage Reger. He lived his short life as fast as he composed his music. His is a special and unique sound-world which offers great rewards to those who take the time to explore it. Radiant playing from the Concertgebouw under Jarvi and sound to match.

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi - Joachim Raff: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2014)

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L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi - Joachim Raff: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2014)

Joachim Raff: Symphony No.5 'Lenore'; Overtures; Abends (2014)
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5135 | Time: 01:20:54

This is the second volume in a series from Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dedicated to the orchestral music of the Swiss-born composer Joachim Raff. Although he was a highly popular and prolific composer during his day, his works quickly fell out of the repertoire after his death and are largely forgotten today. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Järvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as ‘peerless’ by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff’s music. This second volume features the rhapsody, Abends, and a number of overtures and preludes alongside Symphony No. 5. Subtitled Lenore, the fifth is one of Raff’s so-called programme symphonies, the only one based on a precise extra-musical source: Gottfried August Bürger’s poetic ballad of the same name. The shorter works show very different sides of Raff’s compositional personality.

Lydia Mordkovitch, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)

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Lydia Mordkovitch, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)

Sergei Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10491 | Time: 01:04:52

Lydia Mordkovitch and the then Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi were a celebrated team in the 1980s, recording many notable Russian works, including the concertos by Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Shostakovich for Chandos, and winning a Gramophone Award. This ‘team’ has recently re-assembled to record little-known concertante works by Taneyev and Rimsky Korsakov. The unusual coupling of works by Taneyev and Rimsky-Korsakov, two great composer friends, neatly symbolises the era of the last decades of nineteenth-century Russia, with its great conservatories in Moscow and St Petersburg exerting enormous influence on the music of the country at the time.

Neeme Järvi - Music from Estonia, Vol. 2 (1989)

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Neeme Järvi - Music from Estonia, Vol. 2 (1989)

Neeme Järvi - Music from Estonia, Vol. 2 (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:47 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: 8656

This 1989 compilation of Estonian orchestral music, splendidly performed by Neeme Järvi and the Scottish National Orchestra, outlines the development of a national musical identity that only gradually became free of external influences. The Julius Caesar Overture (1896) by Rudolf Tobias, the Symphony in C sharp minor (1908) by Artur Lemba, and Heino Eller's Videvik (1917) show the slow but steady progression from slavish imitation of the Russian Romantics – particularly Tchaikovsky – to a fairly cosmopolitan modernism, attuned to French music of the fin de siècle and Stravinsky's neo-classicism.

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Golden Spinning Wheel (1987)

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Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Golden Spinning Wheel (1987)

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Golden Spinning Wheel (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:56 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 8501

This disc, particularly well recorded in 1986, brings one of the best versions of the symphony coupled with an equally fine delivery of one of the finest for the late symphonic poems. Symphonic is the key word here as this symphony is the most non-nationalist symphony in the Dvorak canon and is without much doubt the most purely symphonic creation as well as being the most tautly argued and dramatic of the nine symphonies. Jarvi's style of conducting these symphonies is to take a straight view and play them very much as Dvorak wrote them. There are therefore no undue changes of tempi, either slowing down to underline climaxes or speeding up to create artificial excitement.

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, The Noon Witch (1992)

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Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, The Noon Witch (1992)

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, The Noon Witch (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:42 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 8530

In the 1980's, conductor Neeme Jarvi recorded the nine Dvorak symphonies with the Scottish National Symphony for Chandos. Most of the recordings have received favorable reviews, and some critics believe the cycle established Jarvi the interpreter of Dvorak's music. While I do not own all the recordings in the series and for that reason cannot compare it to other Dvorak recordings by Jarvi, I can say it is an excellent recording and one of my favorites in my collection (consisting of nearly 800 recordings). It begins with the tone poem "The Noon Witch." It is a musical telling of a story similar to "Hansel and Gretel" and Dvorak cleverly uses different instruments and themes to tell the story.

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 5, The Water Goblin (1987)

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Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 5, The Water Goblin (1987)

Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Dvořák: Symphony No. 5, The Water Goblin (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:57 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN8552

The Scottish National Orchestra with Neeme Jarvi has traversed the entire Dvorak symphonic oeuvre with wonderful success. Jarvi brings a sense of live and vitality to each symphony and the orchestra responds wonderfully. Jarvi's rendition of the 5th is, at least in my opinion, the most convincing in the series. The playing is spectacular; the Scottish National Orchestra brings a beauty of phrasing that complements this symphony well. Of equal power and beauty is the Water Goblin, which Jarvi undoubtedly champions. This is a wonderful CD. S

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Kapp, Lüdig & Lemba: Orchestral Works (2020)

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Estonian National Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Kapp, Lüdig & Lemba: Orchestral Works (2020)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Kapp, Lüdig & Lemba: Orchestral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 309 MB | Tracks: 11 | 73:24 min
Style: Classical | Label: Chandos

In his latest recording for Chandos with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi explores pieces by three of Estonia’s first composers. The bulk of the works in the programme were composed in the first decade of the twentieth century, and are all excellent representations of the birth of Estonian Music, as Estonia transitioned from a territory in the Russian Empire to an independent nation state. As was the norm at the end of the nineteenth century, these composers studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory, and Estonian symphonic music certainly has its roots in the Russian nationalist style. Like so much of European music of this era, ethnic identity is emphasised by the inclusion of native folk tunes, and the ‘Nordic’ style of Grieg and others is clearly an influence.