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New Seasons - works by Part; Kancheli; Umebayashi / Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer, violin

Album Summary

>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin no 2 ("The American Four Seasons")
>Pärt, Arvo : Kuus, kuus kallike, Estonian lullaby for 2 voices & ensemble
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Ex contrario, for violin, cello, strings, keyboard, bass guitar & tape
>Umebayashi, Shigeru : Yumeji's Theme, for violin & orchestra (from the flim 'In the Mood for Love')
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Following his recording of the first Glass Violin concerto, a staple in DG'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, Seasons also features works of Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli and Shigeru Umebayashi, performed with the Kremerata Baltica.

The Observer, 7th June 2015
When the violinist Robert McDuffie asked Philip Glass to compose him a companion concerto to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Glass responded with a work with no clues among its four movements as to where winter, spring, summer or autumn can be found - listeners are left to decide for themselves.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2015
Kremer is one of those rare musicians capable of illuminating a new work in such a way as to reveal its true greatness... [his] performances, as ever, bring the music to full bloom: truly a 'musician for all seasons'.

BBC Music Magazine, November 2015
The four movements [of Glass's American Four Seasons] are interspersed with a prelude and three short 'songs' for solo violin, which bring further textural variety to the party, thrown with absolute conviction by Gidon Kremer... Kremerata Baltica and soloists embrace the extremes of [Giya Kancheli's] writing - from its eastern-sounding melismata for cello to brooding climaxes to sentimental strings - with compelling results: it has some astonishment moments.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lithuanian National Radio Recording Studio, Vilnius (02/2013/09/2014).



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>Glass, Philip : Concerto for Violin no 2 ("The American Four Seasons")
  • Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2009

>Pärt, Arvo : Kuus, kuus kallike, Estonian lullaby for 2 voices & ensemble
  • Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Ex contrario, for violin, cello, strings, keyboard, bass guitar & tape
  • Performers: Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Cello); Gidon Kremer (Violin); Andrei Pushkarev (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Umebayashi, Shigeru : Yumeji's Theme, for violin & orchestra (from the flim 'In the Mood for Love')
  • Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary