NEEME JÄRVI: A Lifetime on Chandos
In celebration of Neeme Jarvi being awarded the Gramophone’s Lifetime Achievement award at the Gramophone Awards Ceremony, September 2018, Chandos have released this 25-CD box set.
Almost forty years after his first recording on Chandos, this unique limited-edition box set gathers some of the best and most-awarded recordings on the label by one of the most prolific conductors of all time: Neeme Järvi. It highlights a 200+ discography that explores an astonishingly wide repertoire, from the legendary complete series of Prokofiev’s symphonies and Tchaikovsky’s ballets to the groundbreaking discoveries of composers such as Atterberg or Suchon. It features nearly a dozen of the numerous orchestras with which he has collaborated, including the RSNO, Chicago Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all here celebrated at their best. Offered at a very special price and retaining the original covers, this product also includes a very special booklet with notes by James Jolly, Editor in Chief of Gramophone, as well as exclusive photos and interviews with figures central to Järvi’s extraordinary musical life.
Chandos 25cds CHAN20088-25 @ £75 plus P&P
Full track listing:-
Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, etc.
– Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 1984
Igor Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes / Orpheus, etc.
– Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Recorded 1986 / 1991
Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 / My Home
– Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 1986
An Alpine Symphony / Four Songs
– Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 1986 / 1987
Symphony No. 3, etc.
– London Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1987 / 1991
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, etc.
– Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 1988
Johannes Brahms: Complete Hungarian Dances
– London Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1988 / 1989
Carl Maria von Weber: Overtures
– The Philharmonia – Recorded 1989
Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite / Peacock Variations, etc.
– Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1990
Samuel Barber: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2, etc.
– Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1991 / 1993
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden
– Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1994
Bedrich Smetana: Má Vlast
– Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 1993 / 1994
Richard Wagner: The Ring / Siegfried Idyll
– Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 2007
Johan Halvorsen: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
– Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – Recorded 2009
Camille Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works
– Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 2011
Franz von Suppé: Overtures and Marches
– Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 2012
Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry: Works for Chorus and Orchestra
– BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Recorded 2012
Kurt Atterberg: Dollar Symphony / Sinfonia piccolo, etc.
– Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 2012
Emmanuel Chabrier: Orchestral Works
– Orchestra de la Suisse Romande – Recorded 2012
Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 5 ‘Lenore’ / Overtures / Abends
– Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Recorded 2013
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
– Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – Recorded 2013
Eugen Suchon: Orchestral Works
– Estonian National Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 2013 / 2014
Julius Ernst Wilhelm Fucík: Orchestral Works
– Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Recorded 2015
Jacques Ibert: Orchestral Works
– Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Recorded 2015
Johann Strauss II et al.
– Strauss in St Petersburg – Estonian National Symphony Orchestra – Recorded 2012 / 2015