The Paavo JÃ¤rvi saga continues: Mr. JÃ¤rvi has entered a plea of not guilty in an Ohio court. Â But let’s go to the videotape and be the judges for ourselves:Â
Â Also, reader challenge: WHAT IS HE LISTENING TO? Â You only get to hear it for like 4 seconds at the start of the video.
It gives me a certain satisfaction to see that there are no fewer than 8 pages of reader comments on this story at cincinatti.com (linked above), the only problem being that so many of the commentators have a real attitude problem, seeing JÃ¤rvi as some elitist trying to skirt the law. Â Why can’t fun little classical music scandals without it being some kind of social commentary? Â Where’s our Amy Winehouse or Britney Spears?
Woe is me.
How surprised would you be if I identified the piece of music?
Also, he seemed to be doing rather well at Field Sobriety 101.
F-ing pigs! Free JÃ¤rvi!