Paavo Järvi: Everyone thinks I look like Putin

Paavo Järvi: Everyone thinks I look like Putin


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2019




  • Pianofortissimo says:

    He does.

  • Michael says:

    They don’t look anything alike!

  • Thomas Roth says:

    Putin is probably the better conductor.

  • Chris says:

    So long as he only LOOKS like Putin but doesn’t imitate him in ‘other’ ways……

  • Dave says:

    That is most certainly a bad look for Jarvi.

  • Stuart Donaldson says:

    Sure there’s a resemblance. What it proves is that he has a sense of humour, rather like his wonderful old Dad!

  • Jean says:

    “Did Arvo Pärt ever tell you a dirty joke?” 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Don defoe says:

    Much Better looking and more distinguished! Taller and smiles more often!

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Paavo Jarvi usually looks happy. Putin always looks so serious and dour – KGB like.

  • Matt DeNero says:

    Russia is a stew of ethnicities, and Russian names that end with the “in” suffix usually denote a Uralic background, if a distant one. Of course, the various groups are intermingled and spread far and wide, though sometimes faces from long ago seem to appear. So it is not surprising that Putin and Järvi resemble each other, as ethic Estonians are Finnic and thus distantly Uralic. Compare Putin’s looks to Rimsky-Korsakov’s, who was just about the archetypical Slavic Russian.

  • John King says:

    And Zubin Mehta looks like Jeff Goldblume, just as Gvorgeous Gvantsa, the Beautishviliful sister, looks like Salma Hayek!