2012/08/15

New CD: The Art of Instrumentation

Nonesuch Records releases The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, by violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, on September 25, 2012, which would have been Gould’s 80th birthday.

The 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; two Arnold Schoenberg pieces also are drawn upon in one piece. The album is available to pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store. A box set of all of Kremer’s recordings of Astor Piazzolla’s music also will be released on September 25; stay tune to the Nonesuch Journal for details to come.

2012/08/03

The Violin Forest


Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra now have their own special trees in the violin forest in Italy!

The Trentino region in Italy, The Dolomites, has the most beautiful alpine landscapes. Its steep slopes, sometimes reaching above 3000 m are home to the resonance spruces. There is historical evidence that attests to the fact that it is here where Stradivarius chose the wood for his legendary instruments.

2012/02/13

JUBILATE concert program

JUBILATE CONCERT
RIGA, 13TH OF FEBRUARY, 2012, AT 7PM, GREAT GUILD HALL

PART I

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996)
   Concertino for violin and strings Op. 42(1948) Riga premiere!
   I Allegretto cantabile
   II Cadenza. Lento - Adagio
   III Allegro moderato poco rubato

Soloist: Gidon Kremer

GIYA KANCHELI (1935)
   Chiaroscuro for violin, strings, piano and percussion (2012)
   Dedicated to Gidon Kremer. Riga premiere!
Soloist: Gidon Kremer (violin)

PART II

PĒTERIS VASKS (1946)
   Epiphany for string orchestra (2011)
Kremerata Baltica

DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
   Concerto Nr. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings in С minor. Op. 35
   I Allegretto
   II Lento
   III Moderato - Allegro con brio

Soloists: Lukas Geniušas (piano), Clemens Stahmer-llgner (trumpet)

LEONID DESYATNIKOV (1955)
   Fragments of Target - film music transcribed for chamber orchestra
   In honor of 65+15 anniversary of Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.
   Riga premiere!
   I Vivaldi's January
   II Cadenza
   III At the Races
   IV Tannhauser
   V Foxtrot

Soloists: Gidon Kremer (violin), Anastassiya Dranchuk (piano),
Clemens Stahmer-llgner (trumpet)

2012/02/09

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica in jubilee concerts 65/15



Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica in jubilee concert "Jubilate" 65/15.
"Kremerata Baltica" 15th anniversary and the 65th birthday of Gidon Kremer.

Guests: Clemens Ilgner, Giya Kancheli.
Music by: Gubaidulina, Desyatnikov, Shostakovich, Vasks.

  • Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn Estonia, February 12th 17.00
  • Great Guild Hall, Riga Latvia, February 13th at 19.00

Info: culture.lv (ENG), Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica Present Kancheli's “Chiaroscuro“ in Belgium & France

Tickets:
12. feb Tallinn, Estonia
13. feb Riga, Latvia