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Gidon Kremer
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Instrumental Music
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Recordings of Vocal Works

Gidon Kremer - Short Biography
Kremerata Baltica - Short History

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Instrumental Works

S-1

Historical Russian Archives: Gidon Kremer Edition: Bach
Historical Russian Archives: Gidon Kremer Edition

 
 

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciacona [14:28]
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 [18:30]
Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. Grave [4:39], Fugue [8:20]
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043 [16:22]

David Oistrakh [BWV 1043]

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra [BWV 1043]

Gidon Kremer (Violin); Oleg Kagan (Violin) [BWV 1043]

Brilliant Classics

BWV 1004: Nov 28, 1975
BWV 1006: Nov 16, 1974
BWV 1003: Feb 17, 1970
BWV 1043: Feb 25, 1972

CD / TT: 62:19
10-CD / TT:

Recorded in Russia.
1st recording of Partita for solo violin No. 3 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
1st recording of Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043 by G. Kremer.
11th recording of Concerto for 2 Violins BWV 1043 by D. Oistrakh.
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S-2

Bach: 3 sonate & 3 partite per violino solo
J.S. Bach: 3 Partitas for Solo Violin

 

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin BWV 1001-1006 [15:00, 25:55, 22:00, 26:19, 20:00, 16:16]

Gidon Kremer (Violin)

Philips 416651-2
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Decca

Mar 1980

2-CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 124:49
CD / TT: 68:30

Recorded, in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
1st recording of S&P for solo violin Nos. 1-5 BWV 1001-1005 by G. Kremer.
2nd recording of Partita for solo violin No. 3 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
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S-3

J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

 

Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin BWV 1001-1006 [15,29, 26:56, 23:11, 28:20, 19:55, 17:08]

Gidon Kremer (Violin)

ECM New Series 1926/27 4767291

Sep 25-29, 2001 [Partitas]
Mar 10-15, 2002 [Sonatas]

2-CD / TT: 130:59
MP3 / TT: 131:02

Recorded at Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Lockenhaus, Germany [Partitas]; Recording Studio, Riga, Latvia [Sonatas].
2nd recording of S&P for solo violin Nos. 1-5 BWV 1001-1005 by G. Kremer.
3rd recording of Partita for solo violin No. 3 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
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S-4

Gidon Kremer: Back to Bach

Partita for solo violin No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 []
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 []
Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 []

Gidon Kremer (Violin)

EuroArts 2055638

Sep 2001

DVD / TT: 132 min

Partitas recorded at the Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Lockenhaus, Germany.
Partita recordings directed and produced by Daniel Finkernagel, Alexander Luïck, and produced by Gidon Kremer; filmmakers for documentary, Daniel Finkernagel, Alexander Luïck.
3rd recording of Partita for solo violin No. 1 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
3rd recording of Partita for solo violin No. 2 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
4th recording of Partita for solo violin No. 3 BWV 1006 by G. Kremer.
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Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

Famous Russian Conductors Vol. 2: Mariss Jansons [O-1]

 

Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045 [7:17]
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 [19:59]
Bach-Respighi: Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, BWV 1023, arranged for orchestra [12:16]

Mariss Jansons

Strings of Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Gidon Kremer (Violin)

Melodiya 74321
BMG/Melodiya 54976

1976

CD / TT: 64:00
CD / TT: 63:36

Recorded in Riga, Latvia.
1st recording of Violin Concerrto No. 2 BWV 1042 by G. Kremer.
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O-2

J.S. Bach: Double Concerto; The Violin Concertos
Bach: The Two Violin Concertos; Double Concerto; Partita No. 2 in D minor
Bach: Violin Concertos

 
 
 

Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 [12:10]
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 [14:34]
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043 [15:18]
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 [16:30] *
Concerto for oboe, violin, strings & continuo in F major (reconstruction), BWV 1053R [18:11] **
Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, after BWV 1060 [13:51] ***

Gidon Kremer

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Gidon Kremer (Violin) [both solo parts in BWV 1043]

Philips 411108-2.
Philips/Decca 454405-2 *
Decca **
Philips 434730-2 ***

1982 [BWV 1041-1043]

CD / TT: 41:20 / 41:19
CD / TT: 68:39 / 68:25
CD / TT: 60:11 / 59:54
CD / TT: 55:53

Recorded in London, England.
2nd recording of Violin Concerrto No. 2 BWV 1042 by G. Kremer.
2nd recording of Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043 by G. Kremer.
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O-3

Bach: Concerto in C minor BWV 1060; Vivaldi: Concerti RV 576 & 589

Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, after BWV 1060 [13:51]
Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 [4:13]

Heinz Holliger

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Heinz Holliger (Oboe); Gidon Kremer (Violin)

Philips

Jun 1982

CD / TT:

Recorded in London, England.
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Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

Gidon Kremer, Lockenhaus 1982, live
Lockenhaus Collection [Box Set]
Lockenhaus-Festival 1982-1992 [Box Set]

 

Ernst Krenek: Parvula corona musicalis: ad honorem Johannis Sebastiani Bach composita secundum methodum duodecim tonorum per Ernestum Krenek anna Domini MCML (1950) [9:34]
Bach-Gounod: Méditation [2:38]

E. Krenek: Gidon Kremer (Violin); Kim Kashkashian (Viola); Wolfgang Boettcher (Violoncello)
Bach-Gounod: (Franz Xaver Ohnesorg (Bicycle pump); Maisenberg (Piano)

Philips: 411 062-1 (411 063-1--411 064-1)

1982

2-CD / TT:
10-CD/ TT:

Recorded live at the 1982 Lockenhaus Festival, in Lockenhaus, Austria.
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T-2

Gubaidulina: Silenzio (Live At Lockenhaus Festival 1995)

 
 

Sofia Gubaidulina: Meditation on the Bach Chorale 'Vor cleinen Thron tret ich hiermit', fur harpsichord and string quintet (1993) [12:08]

Gidon Kremer (Director)

Blisabeth Chojnacka (Harpsichord); Hanna Weinrneister (Violin); Elvira Bekova (Violin); Marius Stravinsky (Viola); Alfia Bekova (Cello); Alois Posch (Double-bass)

BIS 810

Jul 7, 1995

CD / TT: 78:24
MP3 / TT: 78:19

Recorded live at the 1995 Lockenhaus Festival, at Pfarr- und Wallfahrtkirche, Lockenhaus, Austria.
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T-3

The Art Of Instrumentation: Hommage To Glenn Gould

1. Dedication to J.S.B. (Valentin Silvestrov) [5:58 / 5:57]
2. Aria from Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Georgs Pelecis) [3:03 / 3:02]
3. WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851 (Alexander Raskatov) [3:28 / 3:27]
4. Sinfonia No. 9 in F minor, BWV 795 (Alexander Wustin) [3:13 / 3:12]
5. Largo (Mvt. 2) from Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (Carl Vine) [5:12 / 5:11]
6. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 889 (Raminta Serksnyte) [4:11 / 4:10]
7. Bridges to Bach (Giya Kancheli) [7:50 / 7:50]
8. Sarabande in E minor, from Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (Leonid Desyatnikov) [6:19 / 6:10]
9. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 (Victoria Vita Poleva) [6:39 / 6:38]
10. After Gould: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Nos. 30, 19, 4, 18, 22, 26 and Intermezzi, from Arnold Schoenberg’s Op. 19 and Op. 47 (Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer) [5:58 / 5:57]
11. Aria, from Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Victor Kissine) [6:18 / 6:17]
All arranged for cchamber orchestra; arranger names are in brackets.

Gidon Kremer (solo violin and artistic director)

Kremerata Baltica:
Violins: Eva Bindere, Sandis Steinbergs, Dzeraldas Bidva, Rasa Vosyliute-Mickuniene, Migle Diksaitiene, Sanita Zarina, Jana Ozolina, Andrejs Golikovs, Andrei Valigura, Agne Doveikaite, Migle Serapinaite, Monta Vermane, Lasma Taimina
Violas: Daniil Grishin, Ula Ulijona Zebriunaite, Vidas Vekerotas, Zita Zemovica
Cellos: Marta Sudraba, Eriks Kirsfelds, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Peteris Cirksis
Double basses: Danielis Rubinas, Indrek Sarrap
Percussion: Andrei Pushkarev

Soloists:
Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone (1, 2, 7, 9), percussion (4), marimba (9)
Dita Krenberga, flute (4, 6, 7)
Justina Gelgotaite, oboe (6, 7)
Reinut Tepp, cembalo (6, 9), piano (7)
Dzeraldas Bidva, violin (8)
Agne Doveikaite-Rubiniene, violin (8)
Daniil Grishin, viola (8)
Vidas Vekerotas, viola (8)
Giedre Dirvanauskaite, cello (8)
Peteris Cirksis, cello (8)

Nonesuch 528982
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Feb 17-20, 2011

CD / TT: 58:17
MP3 / TT: 57:59

Recorded at Latvian Radio Studios, Riga, Latvia. Produced by Helmut Mühle; Recording Engineer: Varis Kurminsl Editing: Johannes Müller; Mastering: Christoph Stickel; Design by John Gall; Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz.
All transcriptions and pieces (except Dedication to J.S.B.) were commissioned for the Chamber Music Connects the World festival in Kronberg, Germany, and premiered there May 19, 2010.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2012 - August 2013)

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