Friday, January 31, 2014

Gidon Kremer and Kremarata Baltica at the 92Y

The 92Y's 'Distinguished Artists in Recital' series presented a phenomenal performance by guest-star, violinist Gidon Kremer, with the Kremarata Baltica.

The highlight of the evening's program was the Symphony No.10 for strings, op.98, a revelation of a relatively unknown work by Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Composed and premiered in Moscow, in 1968, the ensembles' standing performance of the chamber-symphony's modernist language infused with Baroque-elements, was a magnificent example of the ensembles' capacity for intricate and fine-tuned musical interaction on a profound level. Led by violinist extraordinaire Gidon Kremer, (photo) the highly balanced orchestral sound gave the perfect aural spectrum for the intimate conversation inbetween the interchanging solis from the respective cello, viola and violin - section, with finely nuanced take-overs of the melodic themes. A supurb experience, indeed.


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