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Rachmaninoff: Preghiera (Arr. by Fritz Kreisler from Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18, 2nd Movement) Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov 05:29
The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315 "Summer" : Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315 "Summer" - III. Presto Gidon Kremer, Leslie Pearson, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 02:48
Le Carnaval des Animaux : Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Aquarium Irena Grafenauer, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Gidon Kremer 02:34
Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 : J.S. Bach: Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 4. Giga Gidon Kremer, Johann Sebastian Bach 03:47
Le Carnaval des Animaux : Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Introduction et Marche royale du Lion Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Gidon Kremer, Isabelle van Keulen 02:21
Umebayashi: Yumeji's Theme Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica 03:25
Vocalise No. 1 - Andante Lucas Debargue, Gidon Kremer 02:49
Le Carnaval des Animaux : Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux - Fossiles Eduard Brunner, Markus Steckeler, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire 01:16
The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8/1, RV 269 "Spring" : Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8/1, RV 269 "Spring" - I. Allegro Gidon Kremer, Leslie Pearson, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 03:05
Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 : J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 - I. Vivace Gidon Kremer, Academy of St Martin in the Fields 03:19

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The Latvian concert violinist Gidon Kremer is the grandson of the well known musicologist and violinist Karl Brückner. His father was of Jewish origin and also a professional violinist who survived the holocaust, after which his wife gave birth to their son in 1947. Kremer began playing violin at the age of four, mentored by his father and grandfather, and then went on to study at the Riga School of Music before going on to attend the Moscow Conservatory under the guidance of the famed Soviet violinist David Oistrakh.

At the age of 22, after winning the prestigious Paganini Competition in 1969, Kremer won the coveted International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1970. Subsequently Kremer enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame on the international classical music scene, playing for the Berlin Philharmonie and then making appearances across Europe, the States and Japan.

In 1980 he left the Soviet Union and settled in Germany founding a chamber music festival in Austria where he held the position of artistic director for 30 years before retiring from the post in 2011. Kremer had founded the Kremerata Baltica in 1997, a chamber orchestra created to help promote the careers of young players from the Baltic region. He has been a prolific recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, a career which began in in 1978, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades within the field of classical music.