Archive: Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg & SolistInnen der Kremerata Baltica

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Between Heaven and Earth

Two of the most prolific musicians of our time, the violinist Gidon Kremer and the pianist Oleg Maisenberg, perform a chamber music passion together with soloists from the Kremerata Baltica orchestra. The Polish-Jewish composer Weinberg responded to international political events—which had a fateful influence on his life fleeing from the Nazis and in exile in the Soviet dictatorship—with a deeply humane music, like that to be performed by a string trio in Krems. The Jewish Volga-German Alfred Schnittke suffered under the repression of the Soviet dictatorship, which defamed his wonderful and wound-full music as “Western decadence”. His piano quintet presented at Imago Dei also bears the “Mozart-Schubert sound” that Schnittke acquired during his youth in Vienna. With Schubert’s sonatina in the “key of the grave” G-minor, Kremer and Maisenberg lead the way into the work of Schnittke.

Program text


Introduction to the concert with Gidon Kremer and Rainer Lepuschitz

Followed by the concert

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996)
String Trio, Op. 48

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Sonatina for violin and piano in G-minor, D. 408

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
Piano Quintet

Gidon Kremer (violin)
Oleg Maisenberg (piano)

Soloists from Kremerata Baltica:
Džeraldas Bidva (violin)
Kristina Anusevičiūtė (viola)
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (violoncello)

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