Kremerata Baltica - New SeasonsDeutsche Grammophon
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Gidon Kremer returns to the Yellow Label after more than a decade with a reference recording of Philip Glass's Second Violin Concerto, "The American Seasons". This release is his first solo concerto album in many years and is a return to a subject matter that has fascinated him throughout his career. The all-new album includes additional works by Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli and Shigeru Umebayashi and features the Kremerata Baltica. According to Kremer, "The subject of seasons in music has always interested me and has become the focus of a number of my recordings and concert programs. Among them are my first recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (with Claudio Abbado), "Eight Seasons" (combining Vivaldi and Piazzolla), and "The Russian Seasons" (works specially commissioned for me and Kremerata Baltica from Leonid Desyatnikov and Alexander Raskatov, who based his piece on Tchaikovsky's Seasons), as well as concert-tour programs such as "Seasons Forever" and "GSS – Gidon Sun Shines."
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Virtuoso violinist Gidon Kremer brings gifts to Lunenburg / TheChronicleHerald.ca
The Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance has seen its fair share of classical luminaries pass through its doors, and this week one of the dream talents at the top of artistic director Burt Wathen's wish list becomes a reality when Latvian-born violinist Gidon Kremer becomes the latest artist to dazzle audiences and enlighten students. Kremer makes a rare appearance in Nova Scotia for two concerts ...
Accompanied by an animated film, Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer present; 'Images of the East' at the 92Y / Gothamist
"Nuanced and often electrifying." - The New York Times "An engrossing musical experience." - San Francisco Chronicle On Tuesday March 12, from the 92Y, an arrangement of Schumann's Pictures from the East is the centerpiece of this arresting, affecting program from Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica ensemble. Accompanied by an animated film by Sandro Kancheli featuring the haunting, ephemeral ...
Candidates announced for 2018 Paganini Competition / The Violin Channel
The 32 opening round candidates for the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition have been announced - including 7 VC Young Artists. The Competition, to be held in Genoa, Italy from the 4th to the 15th of April, includes a 1st prize winner award of €20,000. The 2018 jury will comprise: Sergei Krylov (Jury Chair), Dimitri Berlinsky, Bin Huang, Heiner Madl, Svetlana Makarova, Daniel Smith ...
A creative 70th anniversary celebration for Gidon Kremer, set for Baku / AZERNEWS
A creative evening dedicated to the 70th anniversary of an outstanding Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will be held in Baku. The world-famous musician will surprise guests with an original concert program at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall on December 14. After the solo performance of the famous Chakona JS Bach, the violinist will perform 24 preludes of one of the talented, but unfortunately, littl...
Gidon Kremer shares 24 Soviet snapshots at Baryshnikov AC / The New York Times
The centenary of the Russian Revolution has sparked a flurry of commentary on how and why the Soviet Union was born. On Tuesday the Baryshnikov Arts Center presented a program that reflected on what it was like to be alive inside of it. Subtle and sparse, the hourlong show pairing music by the Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg with black-and-white images by the Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutk...
Gidon Kremer chooses discovery piece over crowd-pleaser in first Seattle Symphony collaboration / bachtrack
It's entirely characteristic of Gidon Kremer to choose a discovery piece rather than a surefire crowd-pleaser for what was a rare appearance in Seattle. Previously, the eminent violinist has appeared on the Benaroya Hall stage with his Kremerata Baltica. This was his first time partnering with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, and it made for an evening of sensitive, deeply felt music-making. ...
Julia Wolfe & Gidon Kremer on BAC Fall series / BroadwayWorld
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2017 performance and residency series, which runs September 21 through December 15 and features an exciting lineup of International Artists and cross-border collaborations. Highlights of the music presentations include works by award-winning composers Julia Wolfe and Pauline Oliveros on oct. 5, 6, and performances by violin master Gidon Kremer and the accl...
Kremer, Dirvanauskaite, Trifonov - Preghiera: Rachmaninoff Piano Trios is WFMT 'Featured New Release'
Violinist Gidon Kremer joins forces with pianist Daniil Trifonov and cellist Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė for a new album, "Preghiera," in time for Kremer's 70th birthday. The title draws its name from Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of the famous theme from Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2. Additionally, the trio delves into the composers early works, Trio élégiaque Nos 1 and 2. Gido...
Gidon Kremer: New Seasons / WFMT 'New Release of the Week'
Following his recording of the first Glass Violin concerto, a staple in Deutsche Grammophon's contemporary music catalog, Gidon Kremer returns to the Yellow Label after more than a decade with the new recording of Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto, The American Seasons. Kremer's first solo concerto album in many years, New Seasons also features works of Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli and Sh...