Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Paavo Järvi

Messiaen / Bruckner

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Paavo Järvi
Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas

Switzerland’s musical flagship

Paavo Järvi is well-known to Hamburg audiences as artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. But hitherto he has only appeared once at the Elbphilharmonie with his second orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle-Orchester. Now however, Switzerland’s leading orchestra and its principal conductor make no fewer than three appearances in Hamburg with a weighty programme focusing on Anton Bruckner and his monumental symphonies.

On the first evening they play the Sixth, which the composer himself considered the »jauntiest« of all his symphonies. It took a while for the work to receive the recognition it deserved, but Bruckner himself seemed to be so satisfied with the music that he abstained from subsequently revising it, unlike all its predecessors. Like Bruckner, French composer Olivier Messiaen was a pious Catholic, and many of his compositions reflect this. In his early work »L’Ascension«, for example, Messiaen placed quotations from the New Testament at the beginning of each of the four movements, giving it the character of a prayer in music.


Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

conductor Paavo Järvi


Olivier Messiaen
L’ascension / Quatre méditations symphoniques

– Interval –

Anton Bruckner
Sinfonie Nr. 6 A-Dur

Estimated end time



Elbphilharmonie Abo 4


Paavo Järvi conducts Bruckner

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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