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The Russian Seasons

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  • Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Tour US

    Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra begin a rare, six-city US tour at the 92nd Street Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall in NYC tonight, followed by performances at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Stude Concert Hall in Houston, Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Harris Theater in Chicago, and Ordway Center in St. Paul. The tour program features works by Weinberg, Pärt, Britten, and Shostakovich, including his satiric comic opera Antiformal Rayok, with bass Alexei Mochalov.

  • Carnegie Hall 2014–15 Season to Include Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Gidon Kremer, Kronos Quartet, Audra McDonald

    Carnegie Hall has announced its 2014–15 concert season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Gidon Kremer, Kronos Quartet, and Audra McDonald, as well as an all–Steve Reich program and the New York premiere of a work by Jonny Greenwood.

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

Kremerata Baltica:
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

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