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Gidon Kremer

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Mieczysław Weinberg al Bologna Festival

Read "Mieczysław Weinberg al Bologna Festival" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Ogni festival, di qualsiasi genere musicale, dovrebbe possedere una ben orientata dimensione progettuale, proponendo cioè autori e repertori poco frequentati, invitando interpreti che meritano una maggiore visibilità, riscoprendo protagonisti dimenticati del passato, mettendo in scena illuminanti produzioni originali... A tale proposito, uno dei meriti del Bologna Festival è quello di aver recuperato composizioni di un autore ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Arvo Part: Musica Selecta: A Sequence By Manfred Eicher

Read "Arvo Part: Musica Selecta: A Sequence By Manfred Eicher" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Talented, urbane, and well-informed colleagues like John Kelman often make for a difficult act to follow. Kelman has long been the All About Jazz resident expert on all things ECM. Occasionally, his reportage does intersect with mine as in the present case of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (b. 1935). I want to refer the reader first ...

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Article: Interview

Libertango - The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz

Read "Libertango - The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz" reviewed by Duncan Heining


Argentinean violinist-composer Leonardo Suarez Paz personifies the tango. Both a dance and a music, Tango bridles with passion and seethes with a barely suppressed sexual tension. “To bridle" is the correct verb here with its dual connotations of intense emotion and constraint. It is far from the braggadocio of immature machismo and speaks instead to a ...

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Article: Album Review

Gidon Kremer / Giedre Dirvanauskaite / Khatia Buniatishvili: Tchaikovsky/Kissine Piano Trios

Read "Tchaikovsky/Kissine Piano Trios" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The underlying element uniting these two chamber pieces, composed more than a century Apart, are their Russian origins and the piano trio format as compositional vehicle. Jurg Stenzl, in his notes, describes these two piano trios, the first composed in 1882 by Tchaikovsky and the second by Victor Kissine in 2009, as “the beginning and (for ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa

Read "Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Arvo PärtTabula Rasa (Deluxe Re-issue) ECM2010 (1984) A question that has always been asked, regardless of genre, is whether music can be conservative and revolutionary at the same time. Various composers have surfaced in recent times with brilliant compositions, but their work has not adhered to any ...

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Article: Album Review

Dino Saluzzi / Gidon Kremer / Andrei Puchkarev: Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook

Read "Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


There is a potent element in the sophisticated pioneer spirit of ECM Records and its founder, Manfred Eicher, that is perfectly illustrated by this recording. Giya Kancheli (born 1935) is a Georgian composer who has produced, among other compositions, film and stage scores over the past 40 years. Kancheli transformed the elements of these scores into ...


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