Monday, November 1, 2010
Gidon 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."
Monday, October 25, 2010
Gidon 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."
Thursday, October 7, 2010
On "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."
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Gidon 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."
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Kremer's Mozart Concertos Named Among Year's Best by Japan's "Record Geijutsu"; Australia's ABC Radio Album of the Week
Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica's Nonesuch recording of the complete Mozart violin concertos has received the Silver Award at the Record Academy Awards published by Japan's The Record Geijutsu. Australia's ABC Radio National's Breakfast has chosen the recording as Album of the Week, saying, "played true to the style of when they were written, the music sounds fresh and appealing."
Monday, August 17, 2009
After Gidon Kremer's performance of Philip Glass's Violin Concerto at the composer's BBC Proms debut last week, The Independent gave it a perfect five stars, saying "it worked like a beautifully oiled machine, and finally achieved a shimmering beauty." Kremer's recording of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos gets four stars from the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, and the Sacramento Bee, which calls it a "standout ... [E]very detail of the music jumps out and delivers a winning combination sure to satisfy the Mozart aesthete and novice alike."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica's latest Nonesuch release, a two-disc recording of the complete Mozart violin concertos, is out now. The Times (UK) gives it a perfect five stars, writing of Kremer: "His musical intelligence is so probing, his touch so light, his tone so bird-like, that I feel I’m hearing these five concertos for the first time ... His mind is as quicksilver as Mozart’s pen, excitedly darting from phrase to phrase in an intoxicating journey of discovery." The San Jose Mercury News says, "While listening, the world is right."
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica's recording of the complete Mozart violin concertos is out in a two-disc set on Nonesuch today. The Scotsman says "there's magic" on this recording from the "brilliant violinist" and gives it a perfect five stars. "This double album is truly sensational," exclaims the review ... There isn't a single moment where the interest pales, or the energy saps, or Kremer fails to surprise us." New Statesman says Kremer "captures the restlessness of the young Mozart," while the Kremerata "plays with tight ensemble and gleamingly honed tone." The double-disc set is currently the CD of the Week on the UK's Classic FM Morning Show.