Gidon Kremer

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Violinist Kremer is a prolific performer and consummate musician with a insatiable passion for music of many eras and cultures.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
1982 Beethoven: Violin Concerto Newton Classics
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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364; Violin Concerto No. 1
1984 Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364; Violin Concerto No. 1 Deutsche Grammophon
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Brahms: Double Concerto; Academic Festival Overture
1984 Brahms: Double Concerto; Academic Festival Overture Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven: 3 Violinsonaten, Op. 12
1985 Beethoven: 3 Violinsonaten, Op. 12 Deutsche Grammophon
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Edition Lockenhaus, Vols. 1/2
1985 Edition Lockenhaus, Vols. 1/2 ECM
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Schubert: Oktett
1988 Schubert: Oktett Deutsche Grammophon
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Shostakovich: String Quartets No. 13 & 14; Schulhoff: Sextet; Jazz Etudes; etc.
1988 Shostakovich: String Quartets No. 13 & 14; Schulhoff: Sextet; Jazz Etudes; etc. ECM
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Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium
1989 Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium Deutsche Grammophon
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Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15; Gubaidulina: Rejoice!
1989 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15; Gubaidulina: Rejoice! CBS Records
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Mendelssohn: Concertos for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
1989 Mendelssohn: Concertos for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon
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Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni
1990 Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni Deutsche Grammophon
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Lockenhaus Edition, Vol. 4-5
1990 Lockenhaus Edition, Vol. 4-5 ECM
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Mozart: Divertimento, K.563
1990 Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Sony Classical
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Schubert: Quartet No. 15, D.887; Mozart: Adagio & Fugue K.546
1990 Schubert: Quartet No. 15, D.887; Mozart: Adagio & Fugue K.546 CBS Records
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Brahms: Concertos
1990 Brahms: Concertos Deutsche Grammophon
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Eugene Ysaÿe: 6 Sonatas for Solo violin, Op. 27; Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 115
1992 Eugene Ysaÿe: 6 Sonatas for Solo violin, Op. 27; Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 115 Vox
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Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27
1992 Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Two Romances
1993 Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Two Romances Teldec
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Saint-Saëns: Carnival des Animaux
1993 Saint-Saëns: Carnival des Animaux Philips
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Schubert-Soirée
1993 Schubert-Soirée Deutsche Grammophon
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Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 5
1993 Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 5 Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven: Violinsonaten Nos. 6-8
1994 Beethoven: Violinsonaten Nos. 6-8 Deutsche Grammophon
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Schumann: Piano Concerto; Violin Concerto
1994 Schumann: Piano Concerto; Violin Concerto Apex
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Beethoven: Die Violinsonaten
1995 Beethoven: Die Violinsonaten Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 9  & 10
1995 Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 9 & 10 Deutsche Grammophon
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Erlkönig Duos & Transcriptions
1995 Erlkönig Duos & Transcriptions Deutsche Grammophon
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Lockenhaus Festival 1995
1995 Lockenhaus Festival 1995 BIS
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Tchaikovsky: Piano & Violin Concertos
1995 Tchaikovsky: Piano & Violin Concertos Leningrad Masters
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Bach: The Two Violin Concertos; Double Concerto; Partita No. 2 in D minor
1996 Bach: The Two Violin Concertos; Double Concerto; Partita No. 2 in D minor Philips
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Brahms, Sibelius, Schumann: Violin Concertos
1996 Brahms, Sibelius, Schumann: Violin Concertos EMI Music Distribution
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Hommage à Piazzolla
1996 Hommage à Piazzolla Nonesuch
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Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos
1996 Mozart: The 5 Violin Concertos Deutsche Grammophon
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Schnittke: Concerto for Three; String Trio; Minuet; Canon
1996 Schnittke: Concerto for Three; String Trio; Minuet; Canon EMI Music Distribution
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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto
1997 Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto Deutsche Grammophon
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Valentin Silvestrov: Dedication; Post Scriptum
1997 Valentin Silvestrov: Dedication; Post Scriptum Teldec
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Astor Piazzolla: El Tango
1997 Astor Piazzolla: El Tango Elektra / Nonesuch
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Out of Russia
1997 Out of Russia Teldec
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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto
1997 Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto Teldec
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Enescu: Impressions d'enfance; Schulhoff: Violin Sonata No. 2; Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2
1997 Enescu: Impressions d'enfance; Schulhoff: Violin Sonata No. 2; Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2 Teldec
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From My Home: Music from the Baltic Countries
1997 From My Home: Music from the Baltic Countries Teldec
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Le Cinema
1998 Le Cinema Elektra / Teldec
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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Orchestra
1998 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon
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Astor Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires
1998 Astor Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires Nonesuch
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Tschaikovsky: Klavierkonzert No. 1; Violinkonzert
1998 Tschaikovsky: Klavierkonzert No. 1; Violinkonzert Deutsche Grammophon
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Astor Piazzolla: Tango Ballet
1999 Astor Piazzolla: Tango Ballet Nonesuch
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Romantic Echoes
1999 Romantic Echoes Deutsche Grammophon
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Schubert: Works for violin & piano
1999 Schubert: Works for violin & piano Deutsche Grammophon
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Vasks: Distant Light; Voices
1999 Vasks: Distant Light; Voices Teldec
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Giya Kancheli: Lament
1999 Giya Kancheli: Lament ECM New Series / Universal Distribution
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Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky: Trios
1999 Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky: Trios Deutsche Grammophon
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2; Violin Concerto
1999 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2; Violin Concerto EMI Music Distribution / Warner Classics
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Schubert: Violin Works
1999 Schubert: Violin Works Deutsche Grammophon
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J.S. Bach: Double Concerto; The Violin Concertos
1999 J.S. Bach: Double Concerto; The Violin Concertos Philips
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Adams: Harmonielehre; Violin Concerto
1999 Adams: Harmonielehre; Violin Concerto Nonesuch
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Insomnia
1999 Insomnia Philips
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Eight Seasons
2000 Eight Seasons Nonesuch
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Silencio
2000 Silencio Elecktra / Asylum / Nonesuch
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Vivaldi: Les Quatre Saisons
2000 Vivaldi: Les Quatre Saisons Deutsche Grammophon
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Schnittke: Complete Violin Concertos
2000 Schnittke: Complete Violin Concertos Teldec
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Tracing Astor: Gidon Kremer Plays Astor Piazzolla
2001 Tracing Astor: Gidon Kremer Plays Astor Piazzolla Nonesuch
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Kaija Saariaho: Chateau de l'Ame; Graal Théâtre; Amers
2001 Kaija Saariaho: Chateau de l'Ame; Graal Théâtre; Amers Sony Classical
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Mozart
2001 Mozart Sony Classical
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto
2001 Beethoven: Violin Concerto Teldec
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After Mozart
2001 After Mozart Nonesuch
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Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Vol. 4
2001 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Vol. 4 Cypres Records
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George Enescu: Octet, Op. 7; Quintet, Op. 29
2002 George Enescu: Octet, Op. 7; Quintet, Op. 29 Nonesuch
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Schubert: Violin Works
2002 Schubert: Violin Works Deutsche Grammophon
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Alfred Schnittke: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 & 5
2002 Alfred Schnittke: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 & 5 Deutsche Grammophon
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Happy Birthday
2002 Happy Birthday Nonesuch
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Paganini
2002 Paganini
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Prokofiev, Kupkovic
2003 Gidon Kremer Edition: Prokofiev, Kupkovic Rainbow Records
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The Russian Seasons
2003 The Russian Seasons Nonesuch
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Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 25; Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 88
2004 Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 25; Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 88 Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Violin Sonatas
2004 Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Violin Sonatas Deutsche Grammophon
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Giya Kancheli: In l'Istesso Tempo
2005 Giya Kancheli: In l'Istesso Tempo ECM New Series / Universal Distribution
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Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3-5
2005 Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3-5 Deutsche Grammophon
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J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo
2005 J.S. Bach: The Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo ECM
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Schubert: String Quartet in G major
2005 Schubert: String Quartet in G major ECM
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Shostakovich: Sonatas Opp. 134 & 147
2006 Shostakovich: Sonatas Opp. 134 & 147 Deutsche Grammophon
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Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5; Sinfonia concertante K.364
2006 Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5; Sinfonia concertante K.364 Universal
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Perspectives
2006 Perspectives Deutsche Grammophon
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Schumann: Fantasie für Violine und Orchester
2006 Schumann: Fantasie für Violine und Orchester
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The Many Musics of Gidon Kremer
2007 The Many Musics of Gidon Kremer Deutsche Grammophon
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Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14
2007 Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 ECM
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Arthur Lourie: A Little Chamber Music
2007 Arthur Lourie: A Little Chamber Music Deutsche Grammophon
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Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio; Duos for Violin and Viola
2007 Mozart: Kegelstatt-Trio; Duos for Violin and Viola Deutsche Grammophon
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Schnittke: Praeludium In Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15
2007 Schnittke: Praeludium In Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 Deutsche Grammophon
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Weber: Piano Trio Op. 63; Piano Quartet Op. 8
2007 Weber: Piano Trio Op. 63; Piano Quartet Op. 8 Deutsche Grammophon
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Duo Recital
2009 Duo Recital Haenssler
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Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos
2009 Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos Nonesuch
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The Berlin Recital
2009 The Berlin Recital EMI Classics / Warner Classics
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Johann Strauss & Joseph Lanner: Waltzes & Polkas
2010 Johann Strauss & Joseph Lanner: Waltzes & Polkas Decca
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De Profundis
2010 De Profundis Nonesuch
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Hymns and Prayers
2010 Hymns and Prayers ECM
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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
2010 Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Sony Classical
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Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook
2011 Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook ECM
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Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Victor Kissine: Piano Trios
2011 Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Victor Kissine: Piano Trios ECM
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Gidon Kremer: Prokofiev, Kupkovic, Vol. 1
2012 Gidon Kremer: Prokofiev, Kupkovic, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Sofia Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun
2012 Sofia Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun ECM
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Kremer, Mendelssohn, Vol. 1
2012 Kremer, Mendelssohn, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Gidon Kremer Plays Bach, Vol. 1
2012 Gidon Kremer Plays Bach, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Kremer: Martynov, Vol. 1
2012 Kremer: Martynov, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Strauss, Kremer, Vol. 1
2012 Strauss, Kremer, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Stravinsky, Pagnini, Vol. 1
2012 Stravinsky, Pagnini, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Kremer: Karayev, Vol. 1
2012 Kremer: Karayev, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Bach: Violin Concertos
2012 Bach: Violin Concertos Decca
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
2012 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos
2012 Beethoven, Sibelius: Violin Concertos Melodiya
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The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould
2012 The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould Nonesuch
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Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
2012 Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas Decca
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Gidon Kremer Live at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio
2012 Gidon Kremer Live at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio Nonesuch
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Classical Treasures Composer Series: Vladimir Martynov, Vol. 1
2013 Classical Treasures Composer Series: Vladimir Martynov, Vol. 1 Entertainment Group
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Victor Kissine: Between Two Waves
2013 Victor Kissine: Between Two Waves ECM New Series
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Mieczyslaw Weinberg
2014 Mieczyslaw Weinberg ECM
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Philip Glass: Heroes Symphony
2014 Philip Glass: Heroes Symphony Deutsche Grammophon
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New Seasons
2015 New Seasons Deutsche Grammophon
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Gidon Kremer in Prague
2015 Gidon Kremer in Prague Praga / Praga Digitals
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Giya Kancheli: Chiaroscuro
2015 Giya Kancheli: Chiaroscuro ECM New Series
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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies; Piano Quintet
2017 Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies; Piano Quintet ECM / ECM New Series
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Preghiera: Rachmaninov Piano Trios
2017 Preghiera: Rachmaninov Piano Trios Deutsche Grammophon
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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 24 Preludes for Violin Solo
2019 Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 24 Preludes for Violin Solo Accentus
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Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21
2019 Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 Deutsche Grammophon
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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chamber Music
2019 Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Chamber Music Deutsche Grammophon
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Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms: Chamber Music
Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms: Chamber Music Philips
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Prokofiev: Violinsonaten; 5 Melodien
Prokofiev: Violinsonaten; 5 Melodien Deutsche Grammophon
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Schubert: Die Winterreise; Trios D. 581, D. 897; etc.
Schubert: Die Winterreise; Trios D. 581, D. 897; etc. Philips
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Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 4 & 5
Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 4 & 5 Deutsche Grammophon
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Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music
Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music Deutsche Grammophon
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Tchaïkovski: Concerto pour Piano No. 1; Concerto pour Violon
Tchaïkovski: Concerto pour Piano No. 1; Concerto pour Violon Deutsche Grammophon
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Bartók: Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Bartók: Sonatas for Violin and Piano Hungaroton
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Bach
Gidon Kremer Edition: Bach Brilliant
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Beethoven, Von Biber, Telemann
Gidon Kremer Edition: Beethoven, Von Biber, Telemann Brilliant
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Bernstein conducts Bernstein: Serenade; Fancy Free
Bernstein conducts Bernstein: Serenade; Fancy Free Deutsche Grammophon
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Credo
Credo Philips
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Berg: Violin Concerto; Three Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6
Berg: Violin Concerto; Three Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6 Philips
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Beethoven: Works for Violin and Piano
Beethoven: Works for Violin and Piano Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven: Violinsonaten Nos. 4 & 5 "Fruhling"
Beethoven: Violinsonaten Nos. 4 & 5 "Fruhling" Deutsche Grammophon
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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2 Deutsche Grammophon
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Karayev, Salmanov, Schoenberg, Webern, Stockhausen
Gidon Kremer Edition: Karayev, Salmanov, Schoenberg, Webern, Stockhausen Brilliant
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Schnittke: Concerto Grosso
Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Schnittke: Concerto Grosso Denon Records
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Martynov, Lourié
Gidon Kremer Edition: Martynov, Lourié Brilliant
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Deutsche Grammophon
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Mendelssohn, Chausson, Ysaye, Ravel
Gidon Kremer Edition: Mendelssohn, Chausson, Ysaye, Ravel Brilliant
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Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 2 & 3
Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 2 & 3 Deutsche Grammophon
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Mozart
Gidon Kremer Edition: Mozart Brilliant
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Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 4; Sonata Varsavia
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 4; Sonata Varsavia Philips
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Paganini, Ernst, Bartok, Stravinsky, Perio, Shchedrin, Etc.
Gidon Kremer Edition: Paganini, Ernst, Bartok, Stravinsky, Perio, Shchedrin, Etc. Brilliant
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Prokofiev, Lourié, Stravinsky: Chamber Music
Prokofiev, Lourié, Stravinsky: Chamber Music Philips
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Schubert, Tchaikovsky
Gidon Kremer Edition: Schubert, Tchaikovsky Brilliant
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Queen Elisabeth Competition: Gidon Kremer, Violin 1967
Queen Elisabeth Competition: Gidon Kremer, Violin 1967 Muso
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Gidon Kremer Edition: Strauss, Reger
Gidon Kremer Edition: Strauss, Reger Brilliant
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Schubert: Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Schubert: Sonatas for Violin & Piano Deutsche Grammophon
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Glass, Rorem: Violin Concertos; Bernstein: Serenade
Glass, Rorem: Violin Concertos; Bernstein: Serenade Deutsche Grammophon
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Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Schumann: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 Deutsche Grammophon
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Historical Russian Archives: Gidon Kremer Edition
Historical Russian Archives: Gidon Kremer Edition Brilliant
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Violin Concerto Sony Classical
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Lockenhaus Festival, 1982-1992
Lockenhaus Festival, 1982-1992 Philips
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 2; Tapiola; Etc.
Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 2; Tapiola; Etc. BMG International / RCA Red Seal
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Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Concertone for 2 Violins; L. Mozart: 6 Violin Duets
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Concertone for 2 Violins; L. Mozart: 6 Violin Duets RCA Victor
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Tchaikowsky: Violinkonzert; Sérénade mélancolique
Tchaikowsky: Violinkonzert; Sérénade mélancolique Deutsche Grammophon
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Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1, 2 & 5
Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1, 2 & 5 Deutsche Grammophon
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1 & 2; Duo für Violine & Viola, KV 424
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violinkonzerte Nos. 1 & 2; Duo für Violine & Viola, KV 424 Deutsche Grammophon
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Bach: 3 Sonate e 3 Partite per Violino Solo
Bach: 3 Sonate e 3 Partite per Violino Solo Philips
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