Notes & Reviews:
Gidon Kremer is considered to be one of the most charismatic virtuosos of our time. Here he presents a true musical adventure: a world-premiere recording of Franz Schuberts String Quartet in G Major arranged for full string orchestra by Victor Kissine Kremer and his string orchestra, made up of extraordinary young players from the Baltic states, are special. They animate everything their bows touch. - Los Angeles Times
This transcription involves a constant interchange, bar by bar, between the full string ensemble of 25 and a string quartet with Kremer joined by the leaders of the relevant sections. The arrangement reinforces the power of this masterpiece and Kremer inspires a deeply felt and expressive performance. ...a fascinating experiment, and, though unlikely to supplant the original quartet version, it is well worth hearing.
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Works DetailsSchubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
- Performers: Kristina Blaumane (Cello); Gidon Kremer (Violin); Andrejs Golikovs (Violin); Daniil Grishin (Viola)
- Running Time: 54 min. 19 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Chamber Music
- Written: 1826