Gidon Kremer plays Weinberg’s “24 Preludes”

Author: Accentus Music

The world premiere recording of Gidon Kremer’s ingenious arrangement of the Weinberg Preludes is now also available on vinyl!

  • ACC40476 Front Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC40476 Front Cover © Accentus Music

  • Gidon Kremer | Copyright: © Sergey Shoulga, Accentus Music

    Gidon Kremer © Sergey Shoulga, Accentus Music

“This is a self-recommending release.” – Gramophone Magazine
“[Gidon Kremer’s] playing outstandingly shows the depth of feelings and the technical richness of these pieces together with his genuine admiration for this composer.” – pizzicato, Supersonic

The 24 Preludes for Cello solo by Mieczysław Weinberg have a particular history. He composed them in the late sixties for Mstislav Rostropovich who never played them. Their musical language is aphoristic, often brutal, provocative and marked by an inner conflict. The Preludes reveal many different and very strong gestures. Their performance may have been problematic in Soviet times.

Gidon Kremer has adapted the Preludes for solo violin and the world premiere recording of his adaptation, release on CD and digitally in March 2019, is now also available on vinyl. In his concert program "Preludes to a Lost Time", Kremer plays them to projections of pictures by the famous Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus. One of these pictures is shown on the cover of the CD.

In October, the portrait “Gidon Kremer – Finding Your Own Voice” by Paul Smaczny will be released on DVD. The release will feature an audiovisual recording of Gidon Kremer’s concert program “Preludes to a Lost Time” from the Gogol Center Moscow

Mieczysław Weinberg
24 Preludes for Violoncello solo, Op.100
arr. for Violin solo by Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer, violin

Release: June 21, 2019 (Germany), early July 2019 (rest of world)

English title of music work 24 Preludes for violoncello solo, adapted for violin by Gidon Kremer
Soloist Gidon Kremer
Production Company Accentus Music



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