Khatia Buniatishvili & Gidon Kremer With Kremerata Baltica
Date: FEB 02, 2016
Venue: ABU DHABI: EMIRATES PALACE
Sometimes, when very special evenings are about to happen, it seems difficult to find superlatives for a concert description. The upcoming concert is an evening of this stature. What should be said? Two of the greatest ever classical music artists, the Argentine legend Martha Argerich and the Latvian classical violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer will be performing. Both have illuminated the classical scene for the last decades, signing some of the greatest interpretations the 20th century repertoire has to offer.
Argerich, who won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, has since then built her reputation of technical brilliance combined with true musical passion and immense energy. Although considered today one of the world’s greatest living interpreters of classical music, with an extended recording oeuvre just commemorated by a 50 CD on a major Classical label, Argerich has mostly avoided the limelight and reduced her concert appearances in the last year to major venues, which makes her first appearance in the capital an even more outstanding event.
She will be joined by her friend, star violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra that Kremer founded in 1997 with the objective to create a musical ensemble composed of young musicians from all three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia). On the programme, is a scintillating and touching array of works from the romantic age: Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D minor; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 2 , Schumann’s incredibly emotional homage to the romantic fascination for Eastern subjects, the Oriental Pictures, and much more.
Robert Schumann: “Bilder aus Osten” op.66 (transcription for string orchestra)
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto in D-minor for violin for violins and strings
Soloist: Gidon Kremer
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Sinfonietta Nr.2 for strings and timpani
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2
Soloist: Martha Argerich
Note: All timings are actual start timings. We recommend guests to come 30 min before the beginning of the concert to find their seats. Doors will close at the start time. No access will be granted after the doors have been shut.