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Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Mozartwoche Salzburg 2002, Recorded live at the Mozarteum (Großer Saal)
Gidon Kremer (conductor & violin) & Marta Sudraba (cello)
Gidon Kremer is not only one of the leading violinists in the world, but also - thanks to his unquenchable curiosity and search for new impulses - one of the most fascinating musical personalities of our time. His repertoire ranges from Bach to the present, whereby a number of contemporary composers have achieved international recognition through his commitment. This DVD presents a very original programme with rarely performed pieces and Kremer's own version for string orchestra of the Schubert Quintet which makes it particularly attractive. Kremerata Baltica, a chamber orchestra, was created in 1997 by renowned violinist Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra's artistic director and solo violinist.The high artistic quality of the ensemble is the result of the exceptional talent of the individual musicians and Kremer's innovative approach to repertoire. Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of talented young musicians (average age 27) from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, making the group the de facto cultural ambassadors of the region. Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy Award in 2002, was nominated for another in 2003, records for Nonesuch Records (a Warner Bros. label) and Deutsche Grammophon, and it performs in all the great halls of the world.
"Gidon Kremer…the great Latvian violinist and the brilliant chamber orchestra he has drawn from his own and neighbouring republics…performed with flair, intensity, precision and delicacy." The Independent
“A brilliantly played concert, although the Schubert Quintet arrangement is disconcerting. It's good to see the enjoyment on the players' faces in the quirky Russian works, as well as the Rózsa and Piazzolla.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 ****
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Music for the Zombie Apocalypse 2
Christe qui lux es
(arr. C. Haas for voice and orchestra)
Bach, J S:
Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV1008: Sarabande
Symphony No. 1: Refracted Mirror Canon for 14 Lines
Symphony No. 15: What Are Stars?
Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death: Death-Drone II
String Quartet No. 2 'Company': I
Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka, Op. 66
Vision (O Euchari in Leta Via)
How to Pray
Caeli enarrant... VII, "Mysterium": Birrung
String Quartet No. 2: Sostenuto, molto calmo
La Lugubre Gondola I, S200 No. 1
String Quartet No. 6, Op. 51: Con moto
The Dream of Jacob
De Natura Sonoris No. 2
Notturno, Op. 14
Stille Musik for violin and cello
With all our hearts and mouths
Anna Gorecka (piano), Alexei Lubimov (piano), Ilkka Paananen (piano), Nicholas Isherwood (bass-baritone), Arnaldo Cohen (piano), Csaba Onczay (cello), Burkhard Godhoff (violin), Maria Kliegel (cello)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford Camerata, Carducci String Quartet, Wieniawski String Quartet, Siegerland Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Cosmedin, Ensemble 24, Ensemble New Art, Aurora Surgit, Parker Quartet, Vienna Rad, Antoni Wit, Jeremy Summerly, Jorge Rotter, Matthew Coorey, Fuat Kent, Alessio Randon, Michael Boder
Schnittke - Chamber Music
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Schnittke: Cello Concerto, Stille Musik & Cello Sonata
Gidon Kremer: Anniversary Box-Set
Bach, J S:
Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV1002
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364
Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'
Adagio (after Mozart)
5 Min. aus dem Leben von W.A.M.
Theme and Variations for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, Op. 29a
Stille Musik for violin and cello
Moz-Art à la Haydn
String Quintet in C major, D956
DVD1: This DVD presents a very original program with hardly ever performed pieces and Kremer’s own version for string orchestra of Schubert famous Quintet which makes it particularly attractive.
DVD2: It was in this spirit, that his fine young ensemble Kremerata Baltica presents music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart coupled with two contemporary works inspired by the great composer on this DVD. Recorded at the Salzburg Mozart Festival in 2002, the chamber orchestra, played Estonian Arvo Pärt’s “Mozart-Adagio” composed in the mid 1990s and “Moz-Art à la Haydn,” a humorous reflection on the two Austrian masters by Russian composer Alfred Schnittke.
DVD3: His return to J. S. Bach’s partitas is a major event as Kremer’s first recording of these works was released almost a quarter of a century ago, and he hasn’t played the partitas in public for over twenty years. Those who have followed Gidon Kremer’s artistic development over the past 25 years will note how much his tone and articulation have changed.
For more than 40 years Gidon Kremer has been one of the world´s foremost violinists and - thanks to his insatiable curiosity and quest for new stimuli - one of today´s most intriguing musical personalities.
In 1997 he gave himself a special present for his birthday: his own ensemble, made up of the best young musicians from the Baltic countries - his Kremerata Baltica. “For me it´s extremely important that I and my Kremerata Baltica identify with the music of our time.”
This Edition is an outstanding example of his uncommonly extensive repertoire, featuring some of the greatest pieces ever composed from Bach to the whole new world of thrilling 20th century works.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo • DD 5.1 • DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Booklet Notes: GB, D, F
Subtitles DVD3: GB, D, F, E
Running Time: 554 mins (DVD1 88 mins; DVD2 88 mins; DVD3 132 mins)
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