Berlin Recital

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Label: EMI Classics

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 121: Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 2.Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 121: Sehr lebhaft (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 3.Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 121: Leise, einfach (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 4.Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 121: Bewegt (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 5.Barta"K: Sonata for Solo Violin: Tempo di ciaccona (Gidon Kremer)
  • 6.Barta"K: Sonata for Solo Violin: Fuga (Gidon Kremer)
  • 7.Barta"K: Sonata for Solo Violin: Melodia (Gidon Kremer)
  • 8.Barta"K: Sonata for Solo Violin: Presto (Gidon Kremer)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Martha Argerich)
  • 2.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Kuriose Geschichte (Martha Argerich)
  • 3.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Haschemann (Martha Argerich)
  • 4.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Bittendes Kind (Martha Argerich)
  • 5.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: GlA¬ckes genug (Martha Argerich)
  • 6.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Wichtige Begebenheit (Martha Argerich)
  • 7.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: TrAumerei (Martha Argerich)
  • 8.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Am Kamin (Martha Argerich)
  • 9.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Martha Argerich)
  • 10.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Fast zu Ernst (Martha Argerich)
  • 11.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Fa¬rchtenmachen (Martha Argerich)
  • 12.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Kind im Einschlummern (Martha Argerich)
  • 13.Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15: Der Dichter spricht (Martha Argerich)
  • 14.Barta"K: PremiA"re Sonate pour Violon et Piano: Allegro appassionato (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 15.Barta"K: PremiA"re Sonate pour Violon et Piano: Adagio (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 16.Barta"K: PremiA"re Sonate pour Violon et Piano: Allegro (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 17.Fritz Kreisler (encores): Liebesleid (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)
  • 18.Fritz Kreisler (encores): SchAn Rosmarin (Martha Argerich; Gidon Kremer)

Product Description:

This exciting new album sees legendary pianist Martha Argerich team up with Gidon Kremer, one of the most original and compelling violinists of his generation. Both musicians have had storied careers as soloists, but each also shares a deep dedication to chamber music, as well as promoting talented young artists. Argerich has her yearly Lugano Chamber Music Festival, and Kremer has his Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, dedicated to fostering outstanding young musicians from the three Baltic states.

This recording captures a live recital from the Berlin Philharmonie on December 11, 2006. The duo begins with Schumann's delicate Sonata for Violin and Piano, then Kremer takes the spotlight for Bartók's devilishly difficult Sonata for Solo Violin. Argerich opens the second half with a solo performance of Schumann's beloved Kinderszenen, before welcoming Kremer out once more to conclude with Bartók's masterpiece First Sonata for Violin and Piano. Two Kreisler encores round out this remarkable program.
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  • UPC: 5099969339929
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