Gidon Kremer Lockenhaus

Gidon Kremer - Edition Lockenhaus (2011) {5CD Box Set ECM New Series 2190-94 rec 1981-2008}

Gidon Kremer - Edition Lockenhaus (2011) {5CD Box Set ECM New Series 2190-94 rec 1981-2008}
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© 1985, 1988, 2011 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2190-94 / 4764509
Classical / Chamber Music / Concerto / Modern / Romantic / Neo-Classical

Five-CD limited-edition box set, issued in time for the 30th anniversary of the Austrian chamber-music festival. “Edition Lockenhaus” returns long out-of-print titles to the catalogue, with some of the finest musicians of the New Series, including Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Heinz Holliger, Thomas Zehetmair, Thomas Demenga, Robert Levin, Eduard Brunner and many more. Gidon Kremer: “The artistic atmosphere in Lockenhaus soon has everybody speaking on the same wavelength.” The set opens with previously unreleased recordings – from 2001 and 2008 – with Sir Simon Rattle and Roman Kofman conducting Kremerata Baltica in revelatory performances of Richard Strauss’s “Metamorphosen” and Olivier Messiaen’s “Trois petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine”: the committed interpretations convey the spirit of Lockenhaus. Discs two through five focus on music of César Franck, André Caplet, Francis Poulenc, Leos Janácek, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Erwin Schulhoff. Original liner notes, an interview with Kremer, and new texts complete a very special edition.
Gidon Kremer & The Kremerata Baltica - Hymns And Prayers (2010) {ECM 2161}

Gidon Kremer & The Kremerata Baltica - Hymns And Prayers (2010) {ECM 2161}
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Genre: Classical, Post-Modern, Romantic

A beautifully-recorded album from master violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata, Baltica, spanning a wide range of music, all of it broached with conviction. Hungarian composer and pianist Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer from the Serbian province of Vojvodina has written eight hymns in commemoration of the film director Andrei Tarkovsky, an artist he has called a homo moralis whose remarkable visions cast a small but significant light on the tragic world of the previous century. Georgian composer Giya Kancheli contributes a silent prayer for two of his most important musical associates: the cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and the violinist Gidon Kremer.
Gidon Kremer, Nicolas Altstaed - Sofia Gubaidulina: Canticle Of The Sun (2012) [OFF Digital Download]

Gidon Kremer, Nicolas Altstaed - Sofia Gubaidulina: Canticle Of The Sun (2012)
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Accomplished soloists, violinist Gidon Kremer and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, bring forth the musical soul of Gubaidulina’s unique approach to compositions. The Kremerata Baltica backs the two musicians. A centerpiece on the album is Gubaidulina’s “The Lyre of Orpheus,” an emotional tribute to the memory of her daughter. With bare lyricism and inspired delivery, the ensemble dazzles with pulsating tones.
Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD

Gidon Kremer - J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo (2005) 2CD
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1926/27, 476 7291 | Time: 02:11:18

Gidon Kremer has again recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin of Bach and while his facility and technical grace are intact, in this recording he appears to have been deeply influenced by his time with the moderns (Adams, Pärt, Schnittke, Piazzola, Glass, et al). For this listener it seems that studying and performing these contemporary composers' manipulation of sound and instrumental scope has enriched Kremer's thought about the perfection of Bach. Not everyone will agree with Kremer's approach to these works on this new recording, but for those who know Bach's solo violin pieces there are pleasures in store. Remaining technically suave and with a luxuriant tone, Kremer seems to be communicating with the psychological Bach, offering different tempi and more soulful approaches than those of his colleagues. The results are mesmerizing. Highly recommended.
Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trios (2017)

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trio
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

A "dream team" trio of interpreters for these deeply emotional masterpieces of Russian Romanticism. Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday on (February 27th, 2017) with a special chamber music program together with outstanding young pianist Daniil Trifonov and renowned cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite, both of whom he personally chose for this recording.
Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Melancholy Serenade (1982)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This was one of the first digital version (the very first?) of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and remains pretty competitive though perhaps not a first choice. Kremer's playing is surely polished and technically impressive; the phrasing is wonderful and the tone beautiful. Still, it is unfortunately a little short on charm and expressive depth - Tchaikovsky's concerto isn't really the most appropriate vehicle neither for classical restraint nor almost curmudgeonly introspective approaches; it is peripatetic grand drama and passion and heart-on-sleeve through and through and despite Kremer's sweetness of tone he never manages to scale the heights or plunge the emotional abysses of the music.
Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Kent Nagano - Britten: Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999)

Benjamin Britten - Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999)
Gidon Kremer, violin; Yuri Bashmet, viola; Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano

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Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 3984 25502-2 | Time: 00:58:36

Kent Nagano and the Hallé continue to commit to CD less celebrated portions of the Britten canon. Last year there was the four-act Billy Budd; before that the premiere recording of a concert version of the radio drama The Rescue. Now come two more firsts, recordings of the Double Concerto - prepared from Britten's almost complete sketches by Colin Matthews and presented by Nagano at Aldeburgh in 1997 - and the Two Portraits from 1930. The second of these is a portrait of Britten himself, a surprisingly plaintive and reflective meditation for viola and strings in E minor. The image is belied by the rest of the music on the disc, which is buoyant, energetic, young man's music all written before Britten was 26. Big guns Kremer and Bashmet are brought in for the Double Concerto and give of their impassioned best. Nagano and the Hallé are appropriately spirited and vigorous throughout the disc. It's not mature Britten, but clearly points the way forward and is worth getting to know.

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 19, 2015
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001)

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Alexander Raskatov - Valentin Silvestrov - Alfred Schnittke - Leopold Mozart

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Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 79633-2 | Time: 01:06:25

After Mozart, the 2001 Grammy winner for Best Small Ensemble Performance, by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, brings together the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (and his father, Leopold), with three contemporary works inspired by him. The works included, by contemporary Eastern European composers such as Alexander Raskatov, Valentin Silvestrov and Alfred Schnittke, invoke Mozart’s memory in ways direct and more subtle, and the more familiar Mozart pieces sandwiched in serve to bring the listener to a new way of hearing the more familiar pieces. The disc is an attempt, in Kremer’s words, to “set Mozart in the frame of our own time.”
Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons (2015)
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Gidon Kremer returns to the Yellow label after more than a decade with the brand new reference recording of Philip Glass Second Violin Concerto The American Seasons. The album also features works of Arvo Pärt and Giya Kancheli two composers both closely associated with Gidon Kremer, and who are both set to celebrate milestone 80th birthdays this year. Gidon has added the short piece by the well-known Japanese film composer Shigeru Umebayashi as a tribute to his Japanese friends.