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Neeme Jarvi leads L.A. Phil through Brahms, Suk's rhapsodic Fantasie
Neeme Jarvi leads L.A. Phil through Brahms, Suk's rhapsodic Fantasie

A wag once said that Neeme Järvi seemed intent upon recording the Schwann catalog, which at the time meant everything in sight. A glance at the veteran Estonian conductor’s voluminous repertoire indicates that the wag may not have been kidding. If you ever wanted to sample the symphonies of Hugo Alfven, Niels Gade, Johan Halvorsen, Alexander Glazunov, Franz Schmidt, Wilhelm Stenhammar or Eduard Tubin, Järvi has a recording for you. Symphony cycles by the big names are in his catalog too -- Dvorák, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky -- but sometimes peppered with bonuses like the original and rewritten versions of Prokofiev’s...

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