CONCERT REVIEW | Dvorak | Philharmonia Orchestra/Capucon & Jarvi | RFH, London | "...the aesthetics of Järvi assured that nothing was zealously overcooked, whilst the large picture was respected with a seriousness of intent"

United Kingdom: Philharmonia Orchestra, Gautier Capuçon (Cello), & Paavo Järvi, (Conductor). Reviewed at Royal Festival Hall, London on 1 February 2018.

Dvořák, Carnival Overture, Op.92
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70

Paavo Järvi, © Ixi Chen

It would be no grave exaggeration to suggest that Dvořák’s melodic inventiveness is one that enriches the charm of Western classical music. Paavo Järvi, after presenting a series of works by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen with the Philharmonia Orchestra last year, returned to present a feast of Bohemian vigour via Dvořák’s three late masterpieces.

The Carnival overture, being the central installment of the orchestral triptych of “Nature, Life and Love”, is a work that brims of buoyant vivacity...

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Young-Jin Hur