Paavo Järvi

Classical Album Review: “John Adams” — Mastering the Style of an Iconic American Composer

October 3, 2022
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This recording presents one of the most lucid and well-programmed portraits of John Adams to emerge, well, in a long while.

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Classical CD Reviews: “La Damnation de Faust,” Villa-Lobos’ Guitar & Harmonica Concertos, and Messiaen Orchestral Works

December 26, 2019
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John Nelson’s La Damnation de Faust is a triumph; you will rarely encounter Villa-Lobos played with greater understanding or in better sound than here; Paavo Järvi and his orchestra’s survey of Messiaen orchestral works early and late is resplendent.

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Classical CD Reviews: Estonian Festival Orchestra’s Shostakovich and Andrew Manze’s Mendelssohn, vol. 2

January 29, 2018
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Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra present a probing and excellent version of Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 6.

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