Gidon Kremer Lockenhaus

Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2018
Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)

Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)
works by Jean Françaix, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Richard Strauss, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke
Erik Satie, Toru Takemitsu, Michio Miyagi, Yuji Takahashi, Kaija Saariaho

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Philips | # 289 456 016-2 | Time: 01:18:10

This is a handsome-looking compact disc release, with strikingly muted graphics in cool purple tones, featuring Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and Japanese harpist Naoko Yoshina. Here the pretty graphics go a little too far: the buyer finds no listing of compositions on the outside of the package and has no way of knowing what is played aside from a bare mention of the names of the 11 composers featured. That's where the All Classical Guide comes in. The works were all written in the twentieth century. They are: Michio Miyagi's Haru no umi (Ocean in Spring, a calming, melodic piece); Kaija Saariaho's Nocturne for violin solo (a somewhat avant-garde coloristic piece); Toru Takemitsu's Stanza II for harp and tape (also pretty far out and very Japanese-sounding); Yuji Takahashi's Insomnia for violin, voices, and kugo (strange, but oddly soothing); a movement from Satie's Le fils des étoiles as arranged by Takahashi (austere); Jean Françaix's Five Little Duets (100 percent charming); the Étude for violin from Richard Strauss's Daphne (also charming); Six Melodies by John Cage (simple and pleasant); Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel (even simpler and not startling); Nino Rota's love theme from The Godfather (you know this one); and the final movement from Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style (gently Classical except for one deliberately horrendous dissonance).
Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich - Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 (1986)

Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich - Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:58 | 200 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4192352

The name of Martha Argerich on any label always means fire, and so it is here. She and Gidon Kremer play with quite exceptional urgency and temperament, and the bright, clear recording brings up both instruments with a sheen. In fact the music springs at you with such immediacy that anyone previously of the opinion that Schumann was showing signs of tiredness in these latish works will be compelled to think again.
Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies, Piano Quintet (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies, Piano Quintet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz & 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 159:12 minutes | 1.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This double album, recorded in Vienna and in Riga in June 2015, includes all four of the chamber symphonies written in the last decade of Polish-born Soviet composer Mieczysław Weinberg’s life, plus a beautiful new arrangement – by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata percussionist Andrey Pushkarev – of the early Piano Quintet of 1944, heard here in a premiere recording. It is a recording which underlines the importance and originality of Weinberg’s music.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.22 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 661 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 42 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer - Mozart: Violin Concertos 1-5, Sinfonia Concertante (2006/1984)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer - Mozart: Violin Concertos 1-5, Sinfonia Concertante (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.37 Gb+5.50 Gb (2xDVD9) | 153 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Filmed in Vienna's Grosser Musikvereinssaal in the early 1980s, this fabled rendering of Mozart's complete violin concertos appears on DVD for the first time. Premier violinist Gidon Kremer unites with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Wiener Philharmoniker in a tribute to the musical genius Harnoncourt deems "the most Romantic composer of all".

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - Happy Birthday (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2018
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - Happy Birthday (2002)

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - Happy Birthday (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:34 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records | Catalog: 79657

No matter how brilliantly played, how beautifully recorded, how enthusiastically performed, a disc of joke encores is still a disc of joke encores. No one could complain that the KREMERata BALTICA is a less than superb chamber orchestra or that Gidon Kremer is less than a spectacular violinist or that Nonesuch has not given Kremer and the KREMERata stunning sound. No one could complain that the pieces are not fun and funny and sometimes a little touching.
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 77:43 minutes | 2,64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango | Label: Nonesuch | # 79568-2 | 01:03:54

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer's 2000 release Eight Seasons is a conceptual masterwork. Kremer, long known for his skillful interpretations of Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean tangos, had the brilliant idea of matching four of the Latin master's tone poems of the seasons in his native Buenos Aires with Antonio Vivaldi's conceptually similar masterpiece "The Four Seasons," alternating seasons between the two works. Besides the conceptual perfection of the idea, the performances are exquisite. Kremer and his conservatory orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, do a particularly masterful job with the Vivaldi, avoiding the ornate bloat that affects so many recordings of this work. Their performances are brisk and to-the-point, with bright tempos that add a vitality not often found in this rather shopworn old standard. As always, Kremer's solos in the Piazzolla works are absolutely superb, with the dramatic flourishes of the massed string section providing startling counterpoint, especially on the breathtaking "Verano Porteno". Eight Seasons is a truly remarkable work by an underrated performer.

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 2, 2017
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001) [Re-Up]

Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - After Mozart (2001)
W.A. Mozart - Alexander Raskatov - Valentin Silvestrov - Alfred Schnittke - Leopold Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
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, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017)

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 256 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, #:0289 479 6979 2 | 01:07:04

This group of Rachmaninov piano trios was released in celebration of the 70th birthday of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. One might have expected something that placed Kremer more in the spotlight than chamber music, and perhaps something devoted to the enormous influence he has had in reviving neglected Baltic and Eastern European repertory.