Any performance of Richard Strauss’s Don Juan should ideally include a loud and crisp timpani solo near the start, such as in this recording…

Paavo Järvi & Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich: Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony (No.3) from March 19, 2021; and Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony (Winter Daydreams) from January 22, 2021. Both performed in Tonhalle Maag.

Paavo Järvi celebrates 60th birthday.