Paavo Järvi – Tchaikovsky's Second and Fifth
«When I think of the Second, I think of dance, when I think of the fifth of vulnerability, of hope.»
«Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony prepares the great ballets. Its momentum, its grounding in folk music are infectiuos.
And the Fifth, she looks straight into your soul. She is the best of his symphonies. The famous horn solo, for example, makes me more vulnerable and richer every time I hear it. Unlike the Sixth, the Fifth still has hope in the life out there.»