KREMERLAND Gidon Kremer 4748012

Kremerland . . . scores highest for originality . . . Kremer himself darting hither and thither with devilish aplomb . . . Very effective.

Judging by the extraordinary contents of this CD, "Kremerland" is certainly a country that inquisitive travellers should consider visiting. The musical terrain is full of unexpected delights and points of interest, with surprises guaranteed at almost every juncture . . . Simply inspired, the performance and exemplary recording serving to intensify the music's dare-devil virtuosity and harmonic complexity.

"Kremerland" is a musical country with . . . plenty of fine music to sightsee.

A musical adventure through uncharted terrain on this scintillating collection . . . Bristling with humour and joie de vivre . . . A panorama of constant surprises . . . This is landscape filled with charm.

Hats off for the violinist, gentlemen: a genius whose commitment to the new has made all this music possible, and helped silent voices speak in the commercial mainstream. Optimal playing time and bright sound.

The group of musicians from the three Baltic republics seems to be game for anything that might give them a good time, and they play phenomenally.

Talent, musicality and humour are here in abundance . . . I know I will return to this piece often, just to keep my spirits up . . . Superb performances . . . in state of-the-art sound.

Entdeckenswert!

78 Minuten und 57 Sekunden dauert die neue CD von Meistergeiger Gidon Kremer und seinem Streicherensemble Kremerata Baltica. Doch birgt die Reise durch "Kremerland" (Deutsche Grammophon) mit ihren fast schon verschwenderisch variablen Facetten Stoff für viele, viele Stunden Hörgenuss.

Mal im Kancheli-Tal gewesen? In der Dunajewski-Ebene? Am Wustin-See? All das liegt in Kremerland, und Gidon Kremer, Top-Geiger mit lettischen Wurzeln und Schalk im Nacken, lädt zur Fantasy-Reise dorthin. Sie führt durch osteuropäische Kulturen und stellt Komponisten vor, die bekennende Crossover-Praktiker sind; ein Zickzack-Trip durchs Stilgewirr, hinreißend humorig präsentiert . . . wahnwitzig, liebenswert.

Virtuos glänzt Gidon Kremers Geige . . .

Une belle unité . . . rassemble le tout, orchestré de main de maître et avec un goût sûr par les membres de la Kremerata Baltica.

Posiblemente Gidon Kremer es el único virtuoso internacional que organiza divertimentos a la manera del siglo XVIII, es decir, que buscan admirar al oyente con programas imaginativos, novedosos y un tanto frívolos. Este disco, bautizado como Kremerland, es un divertimento, y la verdad es que me ha divertido muchísimo. ... Es evidente que los músicos de la Kremerata se han divertido. También los compositores se han divertido. Las piezas son imaginativas, sagaces, chispeantes, y el oyente puede pasárselo estupendamente ... puro espectáculo. Y muy bueno.

Un apasionante experimento de un Gidon Kremer cada vez más heterodoxo ... gran violinista ...