2010 Repertoire Report- Paavo Jarvi

For the third year in a row, we can thank David in Cincinnati for assembling a Repertoire Report for Paavo Jarvi. We can only hope David will continue to be willing to help the project after Paavo’s music directorship ends.

103 works for Paavo, down very slightly from 104 last year, and up from 90 in 2008. Paavo’s schedule is awe-inspiringly busy, but he has always been one to let his orchestras live with repertoire through repeated  performances and touring. This year, his Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie focused largely on 2 composers, Beethoven and Schumann. It makes perfect sense with his current recording of the Beethoven Symphonies doing so well to tour with them, and to also do all the major Schumann orchestral music (other than the Violin Concerto- shame, shame) in the Schumann year. I have a feeling we may see some Schumann CDs from Paavo next year. If you look at his website, you’ll see how many performances he does of relatively few works in a season- this list could easily be longer.

You’ll also see that his repertoire emphasis is very clearly differentiated for his different orchestras- lots of Beethoven and Schumann at the Kammerphilharmonie, Mahler, Wagner and Strauss in Frankfurt, and Dukas, Bizet and Saint-Saens, as well as much more Scandinavian and Russian repertoire in Paris.

Interestingly, Paavo did almost no Mahler this year- only the 2nd in Frankfurt. Not much, considering it is a Mahler year! His 2011 schedule is incomplete, but he’s already doing more Mahler (the 5th and 7th) than in all of 2010.

As in past years, I’m impressed- it’s a balance of repertoire I can really related to (although I still don’t get Arvo Part), and I like the way Paavo programs ambitious projects like complete Beethoven and Schumann cycles and gives his orchestras time to live with them. I appreciate the seriousness, the patience and the willingness to differentiate really great music from merely good music. It’s good to see him doing so much Hindemith- a composer I’m always trying to program with very little success.

Paavo Jarvi- 2010 Repertoire Report:

  1. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV 1046
  2. J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No.4 in A Major, BWV 1055 (Awadagin Pratt)
  3. Bach (orch.Webern): Fuga Ricercare from The Musical Offering
  4. J. S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
  5. Bartók: Divertimento
  6. Bartók: Piano Conc. No.1 (Yefim Bronfman)
  7. Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3 (Radu Lupu)
  8. Berlioz: Les nuits d’été
  9. Beethoven: The Consecration of the House, Overture
  10. Beethoven: Coriolan, Overture
  11. Beethoven: Overture to Prometheus
  12. Beethoven: Leonore III, Overure
  13. Beethoven: Groβe Fuge
  14. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ (Radu Lupu)
  15. Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Janine Jansen)
  16. Beethoven: Symphony No.1
  17. Beethoven: Symphony No.2
  18. Beethoven: Symphony No.3 “Eroica”
  19. Beethoven: Symphony No.4
  20. Beethoven: Symphony No.5
  21. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 “Pastoral”
  22. Beethoven: Symphony No.7
  23. Beethoven: Symphony No.8
  24. Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (Christiane Oelze, soprano; Annely Peebo, mezzo-soprano; Donald Litaker, tenor; Günther Groissböck, bariton)
  25. Berlioz: Roman Carnival, Overture
  26. Berlioz: Harold in Italy
  27. Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
  28. Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes
  29. Bernstein: Serenade (Janine Jansen)
  30. Bizet: Jeux d’enfants
  31. Bizet: Symphony No.1
  32. Brahms: Piano Conc. No.1 (Kun-Woo Paik)
  33. Brahms: Violin Concerto (Janine Jansen)
  34. Britten: Simple Symphony
  35. Britten: Violin Concerto (Janine Jansen)
  36. Bruckner: Symphony No.6
  37. Bruckner: Symphony No.8
  38. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 (Buniatishvili)
  39. Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier
  40. Dukas: La Péri
  41. Dutilleux: Symphony No.1
  42. Dvořák: Symphony No.7
  43. Dvořák: Symphony No.9 “New World”
  44. Beat Furrer: Chiaroscuro
  45. Kloster Eberbach, Basilika
  46. Grieg: Piano Concerto (Jean-Yves Thibaudet)
  47. Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher (Antoine Tamestit)
  48. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Weber
  49. Ives: The Unanswered Question
  50. Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 (Alice Sara Ott)
  51. Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
  52. Mahler: Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’
  53. Martinů: Fresky Piera della Francesca
  54. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter)
  55. Messiaen: Le tombeau resplendissant
  56. Messiaen: Un sourire
  57. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
  58. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major (Pahud)
  59. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major (Piotr Anderszewski)
  60. Mozart: Violin Conc. No.5 ‘Turkish’ (Hilary Hahn)
  61. Mozart: Symphony No.38 ‘Prague’ (2)
  62. Nielsen: Symphony No.1
  63. Nielsen: Symphony No.3 (Camilla Tilling, Michael Nagy)
  64. Orff: Carmina burana
  65. Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchetet hätte (‘If Bach Had Raised Bees’)
  66. Pärt: Silhouette for String Orchestra and Percussion ‘Hommage à Gustave Eiffel’
  67. Prokofiev: Symphony No.6
  68. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 (Denis Matsuev)
  69. Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2
  70. Ravel: Five Nursery Songs from Mother Goose
  71. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
  72. Respighi: Pines of Rome
  73. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
  74. Rott: Symphony in E major (2)
  75. Saint-Saëns: Violin Conc. No.3 (Vadim Repin)
  76. Schubert/Strauss: Songs (Matthias Goerne)
  77. Schumann: Overture to Die Braut von Messina
  78. Schumann: Konzertstück (for four horns and orchestra
  79. Schumann: Genoveva, Overture
  80. Schumann: Manfred, Overture
  81. Schumann: Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale
  82. Schumann: Cello Concerto (Sol Gabetta)
  83. Schumann: Piano Concerto (Hélène Grimaud)
  84. Schumann: Symphony No.1 “Spring”
  85. Schumann: Symphony No.2
  86. Schumann: Symphony No.3 ‘Rhenish’
  87. Schumann: Symphony No.4
  88. Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Viktoria Mullova)
  89. Sibelius: Kullervo (Soile Isokoski, Juha Uusitalo;
  90. Sibelius: Tapiola
  91. Sibelius: Symphony No.1
  92. Sibelius: Symphony No.2
  93. Shostakovich: Cello Conc. No.1 (Truls Mørk)
  94. Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
  95. Richard Strauss: Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
  96. Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, SuiteStravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
  97. Strauss: Waltzes from Rosenkavalier
  98. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Alexander Toradze)
  99. Erkki-Sven Tüür: Zeitraum
  100. Edgard Varèse: Amériques
  101. Wagner: Music from The Ring
  102. Weber: Overture to Euryanthe
  103. Weber: Turandot, Overture

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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