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Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica)
Seeded by rcm on 11 Jun 2020
Author: EuroArtsChannel
From the Großer Saal, the Mozarteum (Salzburg, 2002) Gidon Kremer - violin & conductor Kremerata Baltica 0:22 Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion The violinist Gidon Kremer, born in Riga in 1947, the son and grandson of violinists, studied at the Special School of Music with Vladimir Sturestep before entering the Moscow Conservatory in 1965. Kremer won a string of prizes, culminating in triumphs at the Paganini Competition in Genoa and the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, but from the beginning he collaborated with other musicians of like mind: Tatiana Grindenko, Kim Kashkashian, András Schiff and specially Astor Piazzolla, among others. In 1997, as “a birthday present to myself”, Kremer formed Kremerata Baltica, which is composed of 27 outstanding young musicians from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and is supported by the culture ministries of all three countries. "For me it's extremely important that I and my Kremarata Baltica identify with the music of out time." Gidon Krem