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- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Gidon Kremer organized a concert at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall on Monday, titled To Russia with Love, to honor slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and support human rights in Russia. Performers included Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Emanuel Pahud, and others, in a program of works Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky; the premiere of a new piece by Giya Kancheli; and more. You can watch the complete concert here, via Arte Live Web.
- Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Gidon Kremer’s Hommage à Piazzolla: The Complete Astor Piazzolla Recordings is out now. The eight-disc box set brings Kremer’s six previously released recordings of the Argentine composer’s music together for the first time, including four Nonesuch releases and two that were released by Teldec. The set’s seventh album, which is being released for the first time, features a 14-song live recording from the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio from 1997.
About this Album
Latvian violinist Kremer, says the New York Times “remains one of the truly interesting musicians among us today.” He commissioned Ukrainian composer Leonid Desyatnikov’s title piece and pairs it with Alexander Raskatov’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s 12-part The Seasons.
Gidon Kremer, solo violin and artistic director
Indre Andruskeviviute, Dzeraldas Bidva, Eva Bindere, Migle Diksaitiene, Andrejs Golikovs, Elo Ivask, Miroslava Kotorovych, Marija Nemanyte, Migle Serapinaite, Sandis Steinbergs, Andrei Valigura, Sanita Zarina, violin
Ula Ulijona, Vidas Vekerotas, Guy Ben Ziony, Zita Zemovica, viola
Peteris Cirksis, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Eriks Kirsfelds, Marta Sudraba, cello
Danielis Rubinas, Indrek Sarrap, bass
Reinut Tepp, piano (13-24)
Andrey Pushkarev, percussion (13-24)
Produced by Helmut Mühle and Gidon Kremer
Recorded December 2001 at Studio Nalepastrasse, Berlin
Engineer: Philipp Nedel
Assistant Engineers: Niels Müller
Edited by Gudrun Maurer
The Russian Seasons (1-12) composed by Leonid Desyatnikov; “The Season” Digest (13-24) by Alexander Raskatov
Design by Evan Gaffney Design
Cover: Apostate © 2002 Viktor Yerofeyev, from Bellybutton, published by Zebra Publishing, Moscow
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz