Hommage à Piazzolla
Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica close the „25th Strings of Autumn“ festival with a celebration of the centenary of Astor Piazzolla.
25 years ago, the violinist Gidon kremer recorded his legendary album Hommage A Piazzolla, which helped awaken interest in Astor Piazzolla throughout the world. At the invitation of Marek Vrabec, he performed a Piazzolla programme in Spring 1996 at the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. This unforgettable concert was to shape the character of the emerging Strings of Autumn festival.
And so the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with a reprise of a concert that took place at its very beginnings, and in so doing also celebrates other milestones marked this year: Piazzolla's centenery, Gidon Kremer's 75th birthday, and 25 years of Kremerata Baltica. It's noteworthy that the exceptional bandoneonist Per-Arne Glorvigen, who performed as part of the ensemble at that 1996 concert, will also do so at this special annivesary concert.
Since making Hommage A Piazzolla, which sold in record numbers comporable to a pop music release, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica have made six further recordings featuring Piazzolla's work, and performed his compositions regularly all around the world.
Kremerata Baltica: Gidon Kremer – violin Georgijs Osokins – piano Per-Arne Glorvigen – bandoneon Andrej Puschkarev – vibraphone
Program: Piazzolla: Three Pieces for Piano and Chamber Orchestra Glorvigen: Tango Funèbre (Bandoneon and Strings) Piazzolla/Gubaidulina: Le Grand Tango (for Violin and Piano) Piazzolla/Gupta: Concierto del Angel – Four Pieces for Violin, Bandoneon, Piano, Double bass and Strings
Piazzolla/Pushkarev: Suite „Punta del Este“ (for Violin, Vibraphone and Strings) Wustin: Pour Guidon (Tango for violin and percussion) Piazzolla/Desyatnikov: Three Pieces from Maria de Buenos Aires (for Violin, Vibraphone and Strings