http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-confirms-place-greatest-violinist-alive-the-new-yorker-lincoln-center-white-light-festival-2011-11-10November 10, 2011|0 commentsThe New Yorker: Gidon Kremer Confirms His Place as "Greatest Violinist Alive" at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
Gidon Kremer recently performed in Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in a program titled Homage to J.S. Bach. "Kremer's performance of the Bach Chaconne was the wonder of the night," writes The New Yorker's Alex Ross. "Herbert von Karajan once declared that Kremer was the greatest violinist alive; this still seems to be the case. His legendary reading of the Chaconne ... has grown ever deeper with age." Kremer joins the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra for a brief European tour starting next weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-performs-program-transcendence-ny-times-lincoln-centers-white-light-festival-2011-10-25October 25, 2011|0 commentsGidon Kremer Performs Program of "Transcendence" (NY Times) at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
Gidon Kremer returned to Lincoln Center in New York on Saturday for the second-annual White Light Festival, "an exploration of music’s power to illuminate our interior lives," to present a program titled Homage to J.S. Bach. The program centered around Bach's Chaconne for solo violin and included the US premiere of Silvestrov's Dedication to J.S. Bach. The New York Times calls the Bach piece "as transcendent a work as you will find." Kremer joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra this week at Boston's Symphony Hall for works by Schumann and Strauss.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-kremerata-baltica-conclude-tour-infusing-works-electric-charge-boston-globe-2010-11-16November 16, 2010|0 commentsGidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Conclude Tour, Infusing Works with "An Electric Charge" (Boston Globe)
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra closed out their tour of North America with performances at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York and Boston's Jordan Hall, featuring works from their latest Nonesuch release, De Profundis. The New York Times describes one such work as an "alluring, reflective piece." The Boston Globe says Kremer's performance "carries an electric charge precisely because the ear is almost always being led somewhere unexpected," and the Kremerata Baltica "play with great sensitivity."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-kremerata-baltica-enchant-in-concert-music-from-superb-new-album-mercury-news-2010-11-02November 02, 2010|0 commentsGidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Enchant in Concert with Music from "Superb" New Album (Mercury News)
Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica continue their North American tour with a sold-out show at the Newman Center in Denver, featuring works from their album De Profundis. The San Francisco Chronicle describes Sunday's show in Berkeley as "deeply satisfying" and Lera Auerbach's Sogno di Stabat Mater, off the album, as "fascinating. The San Jose Mercury News calls that piece "best of all" in this concert of "enchantment and mystery," the new album "superb ... dark and mesmerizing."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-kremerata-baltica-launch-tour-music-from-profound-pioneering-new-album-la-times-2010-11-01November 01, 2010|0 commentsGidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Launch Tour with Music from "Profound, Pioneering" New Album (LA Times)
Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica launched their North American tour over the weekend. Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed calls their new album, De Profundis, "profound, pioneering," and says: "I can't think of another soloist before the public today who has Kremer's combination of depth and breadth—and technique." Time Out Chicago gives the album four stars, saying "Kremer’s ear and emotions are in perfect sync." The Denver Post says: "Like Kremer, the orchestra ... never fails to venture in unexpected directions, as its latest thematic album, De Profundis, makes clear." Seattle's Crosscut, reviewing the tour opener, says: "The concert crackled with the sense of inspired adventure that is their trademark."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-kremerata-baltica-tour-north-america-fantastic-new-album-featured-npr-all-things-considered-2010-10-25October 25, 2010|0 commentsGidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica to Tour North America; "Fantastic" New Album Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"
Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica launch their North American tour in Seattle this Friday. Their latest Nonesuch release, De Profundis, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered Sunday, among select albums for the fall. The album "plays through like a fascinating mix tape, with a surprise around every corner," says NPR classical producer Tom Huizenga. "It's fantastic ... a very heady but very listenable and terrific mix of music and politics."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiogidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/de-profundis-gidon-kremer-kremerata-baltica-make-music-sheer-delight-exquisite-beauty-audiophile-audition-2010-10-07October 07, 2010|0 commentsOn "De Profundis," Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Make Music of "Sheer Delight, Exquisite Beauty," Raves Audiophile Audition
De Profundis, the new album from Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, receives five stars from Audiophile Audition. It's a program "of such sheer delight and exquisite beauty that I felt emotionally ravished when it was over," raves the reviewer. "One of the best collections of its kind that I have ever heard." The album is a Pick of the Week on WNYC's Soundcheck and CD of the Week from KBAQ, which says the music creates "a deep feeling of hope."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radiogidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/gidon-kremer-de-profundis-out-now-boston-globe-kremer-one-of-the-most-important-violinists-2010-09-14September 14, 2010|0 commentsGidon Kremer's "De Profundis" Out Now; Boston Globe Calls Kremer "One of the Most Important Violinists Before the Public Today"
Today marks the release of De Profundis, the latest album from violinist Gidon Kremer, whom the Boston Globe calls "one of the most important violinists before the public today," and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra. Kremer is featured in the Globe's Fall Arts Preview of Classical Music, which looks at his unconventional career, from "rebel genius" to an artist who "has retained a refreshingly unconventional musical perspective."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Releasegidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-records-to-release-gidon-kremer-de-profundis-september-14-available-for-pre-order-2010-07-28July 28, 2010|0 comments
Nonesuch Records is set to release violinist Gidon Kremer’s De Profundis, featuring the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, on September 14. The album’s 12 pieces, selected from Kremer’s performing repertoire, span nearly two centuries, from Schubert to Schnittke—artists who sought to "sustain humans by appealing to their profoundest emotions," says Kremer. De Profundis is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsgidon kremerhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/boston-herald-john-adams-alarm-will-sound-gidon-kremer-kronos-quartet-albums-among-best-2009-12-15December 15, 2009|0 comments
The Boston Herald's list of the Top Ten classical albums of the year is out, and four of the ten are from Nonesuch: Kronos Quartet's Floodplain, John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony, Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia, and Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica's recording of Mozart's Complete Violin Concertos. The Herald had named The Low Anthem's Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and Wilco's Wilco (the album) among the year's best in pop/rock.