Tango-Guest concert

Gidon KremerKremerata Baltica

In concert at the Komische Oper Berlin the Kremerata Baltica will combine tango-inspired works of Baltic composers such as Arturs Maskats and Georgs Pelēcis with compositions by Astor Piazzolla and a Tango funebre written by the Norwegian composer and bandoneonist Per Arne Glorvigen. A long-time companion of Gidon Kremer, Glorvigen will be performing in the Tango Festival with his instrument as well as acting as musical director for performances of Astor Piazzolla’s Un sueño de una noche de verano (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Arturs Maskats (*1957) - Midnight in Riga für Violine, Violoncello, Vibraphon und Streichorchester
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Tristezas de un doble A für Bandoneón und Streichorchester
Per Arne Glorvigen (1963*) Tango Funebre (nach Chopin) für Bandoneon und Streichorchester
Astor Piazzolla - »Night Club, 1960« aus Histoire du Tango für Violine und Bandonoen
Astor Piazzolla - Vardarito für Violine, Kontrabass und Bandoneón (Glorvigen-Trio)
Astor Piazzolla - Grand Tango für Violine, Vibraphon und Streichorchester
Astor Piazzolla - Celos für Violine, Vibraphon und Streichorchester
Astor Piazzolla - Fuga y Misterio für Violine, Vibraphon und Streichorchester
Gidon Kremer
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Gidon Kremer
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Founded in 1997 by the world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer, the Kremerata Baltica has for many years belonged among the finest international chamber ensembles in Europe. In order to combat the »orchestritis« epidemic spreading among many professional orchestral musicians, Kremer, born in Riga, assembled a group of select young musicians from the Baltic states. Since its inception, the Kremerata Baltica has given more than 1,000 concerts in over 50 countries worldwide. A defining aspect of the ensemble’s artistic profile is its especially creative programming that pushes the bounds of the mainstream. Composers such as Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Pēteris Vasks, Leonid Desyatnikov and Alexander Raskatov have written works for the orchestra. The wide range of the ensemble’s carefully selected repertoire is reflected in numerous recordings. The ensemble’s album with works by Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015, while its recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s piano concertos with Anna Vinnitskaya won the ECHO Klassik 2016 in the category of »Concert Recording – Music of the 20th/21st Century.«


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Kremerata Baltica