Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Paavo Järvi

Pärt / Bruckner

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Paavo Järvi
Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas

Musical mystery

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.

The second evening is devoted to Bruckner’s biggest work of all, the Eighth Symphony, which the composer himself described as his »mystery«. Contemporaries found the monumental score disconcerting, but today it is often referred to as »the crown of 19th century music«. The concert opens with Arvo Pärt’s »Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten«, which the Estonian composer wrote in response to the death of his highly regarded colleague in 1976, and which is often seen as a meditation on death as such.


Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

conductor Paavo Järvi


Arvo Pärt
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Anton Bruckner
Sinfonie Nr. 8 c-Moll (Zweite Fassung)

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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Elbphilharmonie Abo 5


Paavo Järvi conducts Bruckner

Promoter: HamburgMusik

From the Mediatheque : Videos, Podcasts, Articles

Elbphilharmonie Talk with Paavo Järvi

Järvi talks about his tearful beginnings as a student and explains why half of all conductors can’t actually conduct.

Anton Bruckner: The Unfathomable

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Alan Gilbert / NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
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Video on demand from 21 Oct 2021 : Alan Gilbert / NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra plays Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.

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