New Seasons - Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli, Shigeru Umebayashi - Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica - 2015 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

New Seasons – Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli, Shigeru Umebayashi – Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica – 2015 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

Composer: Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Shigeru Umebayashi
Performer: Gidon Kremer – violin
Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 192kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 2.51 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes (Sleeve, Digital Booklet)
Server: datafile

New Seasons
Glass | Pärt | Kancheli | Umebayashi

NPersonnel:

(*) Girls’ Choir “Liepaitės”
Choir Director: Jolita Vaitkevičienė
(**) Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, cello
(**) Andrei Pushkarev, keyboards

Philip Glass (*1937)

Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons”

01. Prologue (1:38)
02. Movement I (6:28)
03. Song No. 1 (4:06)
04. Movement II (11:13)
05. Song No. 2 (2:29)
06. Movement III (6:19)
07. Song No. 3 (2:50)
08. Movement IV (7:05)

Arvo Pärt (*1935)

09. Estonian Lullaby (2:11)*

Giya Kancheli (*1935)

10. Ex Contrario (29:59)**

Shigeru Umebayashi (*1952)

11. Yumeji’s Theme (From “In the Mood for Love”) (3:25)

Recorded: Vilnius, Lithuanian National Radio Recording Studio, 2/2013 (Glass, Kancheli, Umebayashi); 9/2014 (Pärt)

Gidon Kremer returns to the Yellow label after more than a decade with the brand new reference recording of Philip Glass’ Second Violin Concerto – “The American Seasons”, his first solo concerto album in many years. The first Glass Violin Concerto, performed by Kremer and released by DG in 1993, has achieved cult status and shipped close to 90k units (in Germany alone over 25k copies) – and has become a staple of DG’s contemporary music catalogue.
Now, this extraordinary follow-up Concerto is at the heart of the repertoire of the Kremerata Baltica. Performed for the first time in San José, Costa Rica with Gidon Kremer as soloist in August 2013, it will be toured later in the year – info to follow shortly.
The album is completed by works of Arvo Pärt and Giya Kancheli – two composers both closely associated with Gidon Kremer, and who are both set to celebrate milestone 80th birthdays this year. Gidon has also added the short piece by the well-known Japanese film composer Shigeru Umebayashi as a tribute to his Japanese friends.
Four highly regarded visual artists and film maker have created four different films for each of the American Seasons that are projected to screens during concert performances.

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