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The Complete Astor Piazzolla Recordings / Gidon Kremer

Kremer,Gidon
Release Date: 11/19/2012 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 515783   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaJerzy PeterburshskyLeonid DesyatnikovGiya Kancheli,   ... 
Performer:  Alois PoschVadim SakharovGidon KremerMichel Portal,   ... 
Conductor:  Gidon KremerRolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor QuartetKremerata BalticaKremerata Musica,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The eight-disc box set brings Kremer’s six previously released recordings of the Argentine composer’s music together for the first time, including four Nonesuch releases—Hommage à Piazzolla (1996), El Tango (1997), Eight Seasons (2000), and Tracing Astor (2001)—and two that were released by Teldec—the opera María de Buenos Aires (1998, two CDs) and Tango Ballet (1999). The set’s seventh album, which is being released for the first time, features a 14-song live recording from the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio from 1997; composer and fellow Argentine Osvaldo Golijov has written liner notes for this new disc. Composer, arranger, and bandoneón virtuoso Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) was inspired by American jazz and concert music Read more to revolutionize the Argentine tango in the years after World War II. “For me,” he once said, “tango was always for the ear rather than the feet.” His “nuevo tango,” with its intense melancholy and harmonic and rhythmic innovations, enraged traditionalists but became influential among musicians and fans around the globe.

Kremer says of Piazzolla, whose work he has championed for nearly two decades: “You can sense through his music an experience that makes you at the same time joyful and sad. And saying these two words, ‘joyful’ and ‘sad,’ I could say as well that the striking combination of two extreme emotions go together like they go in Franz Schubert’s music, in Astor’s music. I know very few composers where you can feel it in such a passionate way.” Composer John Adams, in his liner notes for Kremer’s first record of the Argentine’s work, said that Piazzolla’s “harmonic sequences have a sense of inevitability in the way they pull inexorably toward the cadence, and it is the core of Piazzolla’s art to arrange—or try to postpone—these arrivals in the most wrenchingly bittersweet of ways. It is as much as saying that you have finally arrived home, but home is no longer the same. Your house has been razed, and strangers now live in the neighborhood where you once played as a child.”

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Works on This Recording

1.
Milonga en re by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Vardarito by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Michel Portal (Clarinet), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Escualo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Friedrich Lips (Bayan), Vladimir Tonkha (Cello),
Svjatloslav Lips (Double Bass), Mark Pekarsky (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
History of the Tango: Café 1930 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6.
Concierto para quinteto by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Gidon Kremer (Violin), Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Soledad by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8.
Buenos Aires hora zero by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Elisabeth Chojnacka (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Celos by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Michel Portal (Clarinet), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
El sol sueño "Hommage à Astor Piazzolla" by Jerzy Peterburshsky
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Alois Posch (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11.
Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Revirado by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Odair Assad (Guitar), Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Pachouli by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
Preludio para el año 3001 (Rinasceró) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Milva (Voice), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
My Happiness by Leonid Desyatnikov
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Alois Posch (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
El tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Caetano Veloso (Spoken Vocals), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17.
Instead of a Tango by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18.
Decaríssimo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
19.
Los mareados by Juan Carlos Cobian
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20.
Che Tango Che by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Milva (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21.
Milonga for Three by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Sérgio Assad (Guitar), Odair Assad (Guitar),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
22.
Michelangelo 70 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
23.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
24.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 43 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
28.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Verano porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany5 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
29.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Otoño porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
30.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Invierno porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
31.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Peter & Paul Church, Sauerland, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
32.
Chiquilín de Bachin by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Marta Sudraba (Cello), Ula Ulijona (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Horacio Ferrer (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
33.
Milonga sin Palabras by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Ula Ulijona (Viola), Marta Sudraba (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
34.
Rio Sena by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Marta Sudraba (Cello), Ula Ulijona (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
35.
Tracing Astor by Leonid Desyatnikov
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Ula Ulijona (Viola), Marta Sudraba (Cello),
Leonid Desyatnikov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
36.
Violoncelles Vibrez! by Giovanni Sollima
Performer:  Marta Sudraba (Cello), Sol Gabetta (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  Conservatory Chapel, Feldkirch, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
37.
La calle 92 by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Ula Ulijona (Viola), Marta Sudraba (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
38.
All in the Past "Remembering Oskar Strock" by Georgs Pelécis
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  NLG Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39.
Etudes Tanguistiques (6) for Flute solo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Studio Guillaume Tell, Paris, France 
Length: 24 Minutes 19 Secs. 
40.
Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Julia Zenko (Voice), Jairo (Voice), Gidon Kremer (Violin),
Horacio Ferrer (Spoken Vocals), Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Alois Posch (Double Bass), Maria Fedotova (Flute), Ula Zebriunaite (Viola),
Marta Sudraba (Cello), Peter Sadlo (Percussion)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Musica,  Buenos Aires Lyric Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Length: 134 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
41.
Tango Ballet by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Ula Zebriunaite (Viola), Marta Sudraba (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
42.
Introducción al Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
43.
Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
44.
La muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Vadim Sakharov (Piano), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
45.
Resurrección del Angel by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon), Alois Posch (Double Bass), Vadim Sakharov (Piano),
Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Rolf Gupta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica,  Astor Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
46.
Prelude, Fugue and Divertimento by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Marta Sudraba (Cello), Vadim Sakharov (Piano)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 02/1998 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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