2009 Repertoire Report- Paavo Jarvi

David from Cincinnati has kindly taken up my suggestion, and collated Paavo Jarvi’s repertoire for 2009 based on the listing of programs on his website. David writes that after watching Paavo’s work for many years with the CSO he considers him his favorite conductor. Paavo’s 2008 Repertoire Report is here.

As with last year, the list shows Paavo very much carving out a niche as a big-time maestro in the classic, Central European mode. Compared with last year, there is less Russian, Scandavian and Baltic repertoire and even more Germanic and Hungarian repertoire, balanced with a lot of Bernstein and Britten.

It’s also interesting to see just how incredibly selective Paavo is with soloists- he obviously has a team of colleagues he is comfortable working with.

Some obvious riffs leap out at me- the Beethoven cycle, lots of Bartok and Bernstein, the 3 concertos of Schumann. No opera for Paavo this year, and very little choral music- Beethoven 9, Mahler 2, Mozart C minor Mass and the Brahms German Requiem. Only three living composers on his list- Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Erkki Sven Tuur and Arvo Part. Exactly 104 works in all for Paavo this year.

What works have you performed this year? What has your local symphony done in 2009? Submit your 2009 repertoire report via info@kennethwoods.net

1-      Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

2-      Barber: Adagio for Strings

3-      Bartók: Music for Percussion, Strings, and Celesta

4-      Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

5-      Bartók: Piano Concerto No.1 (Goodyear)

6-      Bartók: Concerto for violin and orchestra No.1 (Janine Jansen)

7-      Bartók: Violin Concerto (Tetzlaff)

8-      Bartók: Two Portraits

9-      Bartók: Dance Suite

10-  Bartók: Rhapsodie for violin and orchestra (Janine Jansen)

11-  Beethoven: Overture “Die Weihe des Hauses”

12-  Beethoven: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt

13-  Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Janine Jansen)

14-  Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra C major (Tetzlaff, Tetzlaff, Vogt

15-  Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 1 C major (Leonskaja)

16-  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Lang Lang)

17-  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4

18-  Beethoven: Symphony No 1

19-  Beethoven: Symphony No 2

20-  Beethoven: Symphony No 3

21-  Beethoven: Symphony No 4

22-  Beethoven: Symphony No 5

23-  Beethoven: Symphony No 6

24-  Beethoven: Symphony No 7

25-  Beethoven: Symphony No 8

26-  Beethoven: Symphony No 9

27-  Berlioz: Orchestral Music from Romeo and Juliet

28-  Berlioz: Roman Carneval Overture

29-  Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra

30-  Bernstein: Serenade (Gluzman)

31-  Bernstein: Overture to Candide

32-  Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

33-  Bizet: Jeux d’enfants, petite suite d’orchestre

34-  Bizet: Symphony No.1 in C major

35-  Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

36-  Boulez: Notations VII

37-  Brahms: Violin Concerto

38-  Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (Angelich)

39-  Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 (Bronfman)

40-  Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

41-  Brahms: Symphony No.1

42-  Britten: American Overture

43-  Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

44-  Bruckner: Symphony No.2

45-  Bruckner: Symphony No.4

46-  Bruckner: Symphony No.5

47-  Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

48-  Dalbavie: Flute Concerto (US première)

49-  Debussy: La mer

50-  Dvořák: Symphonic Variations

51-  Dvořák: Symphony No.7

52-  Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’

53-  Fauré: Dolly Suite

54-  Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Krystian Zimerman)

55-  Haydn: Symphony No.82 (“The Bear”)

56-  Hindemith: Symphony “Mathis der Maler”

57-  Hindemith: Violin Concerto (Zimmermann)

58-  Kagel: Étude No.3

59-  Kodály: Concerto for Orchestra

60-  Ligeti: Concert românesc

61-  Mahler, arr. Britten: What the Wild Flowers tell me

62-  Mahler: Symphony No.1 (“Titan”)

63-  Mahler: Symphony No.2 (“Resurrection”)

64-  Mahler: Symphony No.9

65-  Mahler: Totenfeier

66-  Martinů: Die Fresken des Piero della Francesca

67-  Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Jansen)

68-  Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 (Scottish)

69-  Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées

70-  Messiaen: Le Tombeau resplendissant

71-  Mozart: Mass in C minor

72-  Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 (Lortie)

73-  Nielsen: Symphony No. 2

74-  Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

75-  Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante

76-  Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite

77-  Prokofiev: Symphony No.6

78-  Poulenc/Berkely: Flute Sonata (Pahud)

79-  Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2

80-  Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (Alice Sara Ott)

81-  Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 (“Organ Symphony”)

82-  Schumann: Cello Concerto (Mørk)

83-  Schumann: Violin Concerto (Tetzlaff)

84-  Schumann: Piano Concerto (Radu Lupu)

85-  Schumann: Symphony No.1 (“Spring Symphony”)

86-  Schumann: Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’

87-  Schumann: Symphony No.4

88-  Shostakovich: Symphony No.6

89-  Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Sayaka Shoji)

90-  Strauss: Concertino

91-  Strauss: Oboe Concerto (Leleux)

92-  Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

93-  Strauss: Freundliche Vision; Zueignung; Winterweihe; Verführung
Reneé Fleming, soprano

94-  Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

95-  Stravinsky: Petrushka

96-  Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

97-  Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Alina Pogostkina)

98-  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5

99-  Tüür: New work (world première)

100-                      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2 (Matsuev)

101-                      Tüür: Symphony No. 7 (U.S. premiere)

102-                      Tüür: The Path and the Traces (US première)

103-                      Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

104-                      Webern: Langsamer Satz

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3 comments on “2009 Repertoire Report- Paavo Jarvi”

  1. paul

    Please be advised that Paavo Järvi has one more choral work in his
    sked. Beethoven’s “Meersstille und glückliche Fahrt” is a cantata for
    chorus and orchestra on the Goethe epigram text. It is far more
    evocative of the horrors of a calm at sea than Mendelssohn’s overture.
    Odd, since the latter was at sea relatively often, while Mr. B. was
    never within sight of the ocean.


  2. patty

    I’m assuming you are asking for a list of works done on the “regular” concert series, not all the other stuff that gets thrown in (ballet, pops … that sort of thing)? Of course I’m only in a little group, so not much to fill you in on, but I’ll compile something if you’re interested in the “peanut groups”.

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