Conductor Kristjan Jarvi.
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Conductor Kristjan Jarvi sometimes imagines sitting in the audience for a concert and thinking that if he wasn't up on stage, he wouldn't want to be there.That's when he brings on a saxophonist to play Handel, or a Balkan trio to jam along with his MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, where the Estonian-born Jarvi is music director.His father, the Estonian conductor Neeme Jarvi, moved his family to the United States when Jarvi was seven. After deciding he wanted to be a musician -- inspired in part by the late Leonard Bernstein -- Jarvi went at it with gusto.Jarvi holds up a performance by Zawinul playing Brahms's "Haydn Variations" with the Cologne Symphony as an example of what he wants to do with classical music.Jarvi calls it "Handel Reloaded".Once you get beyond the Frenchness and Germanness of the composer's famous "Water Music", Jarvi said, the dance rhythms, with the right musicians playing them, contain "certain sound effects ... reminiscent of some kind of reggae".
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