Paavo’s Stravinsky.

Paavo Järvi conducts Stravinsky and Debussy

  • Recorded live at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, September and November 2012

As is the case with every major musical anniversary, there will be more recordings of Stravinsky’s music this year. The reason is that it was in 1913 that Stravinsky’s amazing new ballet called the Rite of Spring caused a near riot when it was first performed in Paris.

You will get to see and hear more of this music on this Blog, as well–

Here are some excerpts of Stravinsky’s music from my Spotify file called “Hank’s Igor”


Both of Stravinsky’s ballet scores, and also Debussy’s “L’Après-midi d’un faune” are well suited for a DVD recording. The wildly varying musical moods under Paavo Järvi’s expert guidance are nicely presented in this high quality production.

Here are the performances recorded on this DVD:


  • Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune


  • The Firebird
  • The Rite of Spring

Performed by the Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Paavo Järvi

Conducted by Grammy award winning Paavo Järvi, the Orchestre de Paris beautifully performs these three landmark pieces of 20th century orchestral music.

Paavo Järvi became the Music Director of the orchestra at the beginning of the 2010/11 season, and after just seven months his contract was extended to the end of 2016.

Here is The Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi plays Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.


And next, let’s listen to Stravinsky’s “Scherzo Fantastique”:



Tags: Igor Stravinsky, Paavo Järvi, The Rite of Spring, Firebird

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