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Gidon Kremer: Complete Concerto Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - Violin Concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Vivaldi, & more / Gidon Kremer, violin; various artists [22 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

In anticipation of Gidon Kremer's upcoming 70th birthday (February 27, 2017), Deutsche Grammophon presents Gidon Kremer: Complete Concerto Recordings. This box set containing 22 CDs of scintillating musical adventures through both well-known and uncharted terrain, including two extraordinary concept albums by Kremerata Baltica as well as the premiere recording of Schnittke's Concerto for Three, previously unreleased.


Works:

Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany

Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany

Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1, Sz36 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1907-08

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, 'To the memory of an angel' by Alban Berg
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Written: 1935

Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1978
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs.

Concerto movement for Violin in C major, WoO 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Bonn, Germany
Date of Recording: 05/1978
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 15 Minutes 42 Secs.

Polonaise for Violin and Orchestra in B flat major, D 580 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1978
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs.

Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major, D 438 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1978
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 14 Minutes 45 Secs.

Konzertstück for Violin in D major, D 345 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1978
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria

Serenade for Violin and Orchestra "after Plato's Symposium" by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954; USA
Date of Recording: 10/1979
Venue: Live Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv
Length: 29 Minutes 37 Secs.

Concerto for Violin by Ned Rorem
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984; USA
Date of Recording: 11/1988
Venue: Live Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
Length: 23 Minutes 38 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria

Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Austria

Concerto for Violin by Philip Glass
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987; USA
Date of Recording: 02/1992
Venue: Live Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 24 Minutes 54 Secs.

Concerto Grosso no 5 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Rainer Keuschnig (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1990-1991; Russia
Date of Recording: 11/1991
Venue: Live Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 27 Minutes 35 Secs.

Concerto for Violin "Offertorium" by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980; USSR
Date of Recording: 04/1988
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston
Length: 35 Minutes 34 Secs.

Hommage to T.S. Eliot by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer: Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn), Eduard Brunner (Clarinet), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Tabea Zimmermann (Viola), David Geringas (Cello), Isabelle van Keulen (Violin),
Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Christine Whittlesey (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1987; USSR
Date of Recording: 04/1987
Venue: Bibliothekssaal, Polling, Germany
Length: 33 Minutes 31 Secs.
Language: English

A Little Chamber Music by Arthur Vincent Lourié
Performer: Thomas Klug (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1932; France
Date of Recording: 06/1992
Venue: Friedrich-von-Thiersch Saal, Wiesbaden
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs.

Little Gidding by Arthur Vincent Lourié
Performer: Kenneth Riegel (Tenor)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1952; USA
Date of Recording: 06/1992
Venue: Friedrich-von-Thiersch Saal, Wiesbaden
Length: 14 Minutes 2 Secs.
Language: English

Concerto da Camera by Arthur Vincent Lourié
Performer: Thomas Klug (Violin), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947; USA
Date of Recording: 06/1992
Venue: Friedrich-von-Thiersch Saal, Wiesbaden
Length: 31 Minutes 53 Secs.

Concerto for Piano and Violin in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823; Germany

Concerto for Violin in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Germany

Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K 207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K 211 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1775

Concerto for Violin no 4 in D minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1830

Sonata Varsavia by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Italy

Polonaise for Violin and Orchestra in B flat major, D 580 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria

German Dances (5) and Coda for String Quartet, D 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gabrielle Lester (Violin), Richard Lester (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Diemut Poppen (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria

Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major, D 438 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria

Minuets (5) for String Quartet, D 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Diemut Poppen (Viola), Gabrielle Lester (Violin), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Richard Lester (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria

Konzertstück for Violin in D major, D 345 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria

Concerto Grosso no 1 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Yuri Smirnov (Piano), Yuri Smirnov (Harpsichord), Tatiana Grindenko (Violin),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977; USSR
Date of Recording: 09/1988
Venue: Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
Length: 28 Minutes 25 Secs.

Moz-Art à la Haydn by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1977; USSR
Date of Recording: 09/1988
Venue: Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
Length: 12 Minutes 5 Secs.

Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 "Quasi una Sonata" by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Yuri Smirnov (Piano)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968/1987; USSR
Date of Recording: 09/1988
Venue: Kammermusiksaal, Berlin
Length: 21 Minutes 48 Secs.

A Paganini by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982; USSR

Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967; USSR
Date of Recording: 04/1992
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 31 Minutes 49 Secs.

Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850; Germany
Date of Recording: 04/1992
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Length: 22 Minutes 30 Secs.

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968; USSR

Concerto for Violin no 2 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basel Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966; USSR

Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Strings "For Three" by Alfred Schnittke
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1994; Germany

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Date of Recording: 1979
Length: 33 Minutes 34 Secs.

Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875; Russia
Date of Recording: 1979
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy
Length: 10 Minutes 59 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs.

Concerto for Violin and Oboe in G minor, RV 576 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: Venice, Italy

Concerto for Violin and Double Orchestra in D major, RV 582 "Assumption BVM"by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque
Written: Venice, Italy

Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 by Darius Milhaud
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919; France

Fantasia appassionata, Op. 35 by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic

Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; France

Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer: Marta Sudraba (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany

Fantasy Variations for Piano, Strings and Percussion on a theme by Mozartby Leonid Chizhik
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Danelius Rubinas (Double Bass), Andrei Pushkarev (Percussion),
Leonid Chizhik (Piano)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century

Tango Hommage à Gidon by Alexander Wustin
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin), Andrei Pushkarev (Percussion)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1997; Moscow, Russia

Rag-GIDON-time by Giya Kancheli
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century

The Unanswered Call by Alexander Bakshi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1999; Russia

Meeting with a Friend by Georgs Pelécis
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century
Written: Latvia

Circus by Sergei Dreznin
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1985

Concerto for Violin no 2 "The American Four Seasons" by Philip Glass
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica

Estonian Lullaby by Arvo Pärt
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica, Liepaites Girls' Choir

Ex Contrario by Giya Kancheli
Performer: Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Andrei Pushkarev (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica

Yumeji's Theme by Shigeru Umebayashi
Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2000; China



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