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    Watch: Gidon Kremer Leads "To Russia with Love" Concert for Human Rights

    Gidon Kremer organized a concert held at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall this past Monday, October 7, titled To Russia with Love. The concert marked the seventh anniversary of the day when Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya was shot to death at her Moscow home, and was presented in support of human rights in Russia. Performers included Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, as well as pianists Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, flautist Emanuel Pahud, and others.

    The program featured works mainly by Russian composers, including Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky; more contemporary works by Leonid Desyatnikov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Arvo Pärt, and the premiere of a composition by Giya Kancheli; and readings and film elements. To Russia with Love streamed live from Berlin on Monday via Arte Live Web and is now available to watch below.

    "Let us dedicate this concert to all those who died for freedom," said Kremer, "who continue to fight this fight, and work to ensure that those who are still in prison and could not be with us tonight will be free."

    For more on the concert, you can read the New York Times coverage at nytimes.com.

    Watch the concert here:

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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.

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Gidon Kremer organized a concert held at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall this past Monday, October 7, titled To Russia with Love. The concert marked the seventh anniversary of the day when Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya was shot to death at her Moscow home, and was presented in support of human rights in Russia. Performers included Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, as well as pianists Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, flautist Emanuel Pahud, and others.

The program featured works mainly by Russian composers, including Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky; more contemporary works by Leonid Desyatnikov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Arvo Pärt, and the premiere of a composition by Giya Kancheli; and readings and film elements. To Russia with Love streamed live from Berlin on Monday via Arte Live Web and is now available to watch below.

"Let us dedicate this concert to all those who died for freedom," said Kremer, "who continue to fight this fight, and work to ensure that those who are still in prison and could not be with us tonight will be free."

For more on the concert, you can read the New York Times coverage at nytimes.com.

Watch the concert here:

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