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- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Gidon Kremer's "Art of Instrumentation" "Lovely and Alluring," Says NPR, With "Fresh, Intriguing" New Takes on Bach and More
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra's new album, The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, is "lovely and alluring," says NPR Music, with "fresh and intriguing makeovers of several Bach keyboard classics ... There are many moments in this album to make you smile, wonder and simply bask in the beauty of the music." Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica continue their tour of Asia with performances at Tokyo's Suntory Hall.
- Monday, October 15, 2012
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra kicked off their tour of Asia with a performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Monday night, followed by concerts in Korea (Seoul, Goyang, and Daejeon), China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), and Japan (Nagoya, Kobe, Tokyo, and Kurume). Additionally, Kremer will perofrm with smaller chamber ensembles in Japan. The CBC calls the group's latest album, The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, "a haunting, highly personal homage from one great musician to another and a deeply affecting tribute to Gould's enduring genius."
About Kremerata Baltica
"Kremer and his new string orchestra, made up of extraordinary young players from the Baltic States, are special. They animate everything their bows touch." —Los Angeles Times
Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra, was created in 1997 by violinist Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra's artistic director and solo violinist. The high artistic quality of the ensemble is the result of the talent of the individual musicians and Kremer's innovative approach to repertoire. Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of talented young musicians (average age 27) from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, making the group the de facto cultural ambassadors of the region. Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy Award in 2002, was nominated for another in 2003, and performs in all the great halls of the world.
September 25, 2012
Released on what would have been Glenn Gould’s 80th birthday, this album comprises 11 pieces and arrangements by contemporary composers that quote from or are inspired by works, mostly by Bach, that Gould famously recorded during his career. It is "lovely and alluring," says NPR. "There are many moments in this album to make you smile, wonder and simply bask in the beauty of the music." The CBC calls it "a haunting, highly personal homage from one great musician to another and a deeply affecting tribute to Gould's enduring genius."
- June 18, 2013 – 08:00 pmSt.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, St. Petersburg,
- February 6, 2014 – 07:30 pmHill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
- February 7, 2014 – 07:30 pmHarris Theater, Chicago, IL