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Homage to Glenn Gould
Nonesuch cat. no. 528982-2


Nonesuch Records released The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, by violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, on September 25, 2012, which would have been Gould's 80th birthday. The album comprises 11 pieces and arrangements by contemporary composers that quote from or are inspired by works, mostly by Bach, that Gould famously recorded during his career; two Arnold Schoenberg pieces also are drawn upon in one piece.

Kremer explains: "For the tenth anniversary of the Chamber Music Connects the World festival in Kronberg, Germany in 2010, I took up an idea that happens to have been voiced by a friend of mine, Robert Hurwitz, president of Nonesuch. One day, we were discussing Glenn Gould — whom Bob had known for years and with whom I had spent a long night in the studio, along with András Schiff - when Bob asked me, 'Wouldn't you like to arrange some of the works played by Glenn Gould for strings sometime?'


1 Dedication to J.S.B. (Valentin Silvestrov) 5:58
2 Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Georgs Pelecis) 3:03
3 Prelude and Fugue in D minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 851 (Alexander Raskatov) 3:28
4 Three Voice Invention in F minor, BWV 795 (Alexander Wustin) 3:13
5 Slow Movement, from Cembalo Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 (Carl Vine) 5:12
6 Prelude and Fugue in A minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 889 (Raminta Serksnyte) 4:11
7 Bridges to Bach (Giya Kancheli) 7:50
8 Sarabande in E minor, from Partita No. 6, BWV 830 (Leonid Desyatnikov) 6:19
9 Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 883 (Victoria Vita Poleva) 6:39
10 After Gould: Goldberg Variations Nos. 30, 19, 4, 18, 22, 26
and Intermezzi, from Arnold Schoenberg's Op. 19 and Op. 47 (Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer)

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Music details: Slow Movement, Bach Clavier Concerto BWV1056  
See also: Chamber Music   Concertos   Orchestral  

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