Gidon Kremer Violinist Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation, praised for his high degree of individualism, his rejection of the well-trodden paths of interpretation, and his search for new possibilities.

Violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer

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For violinist Gidon Kremer's new album, he commissioned 11 composers to rework and build on keyboard music by J.S. Bach. Courtesy of ECM records hide caption

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Courtesy of ECM records

Tengiz Mirzashvili's winter landscape is the cover art for Giya Kancheli's Themes From The Songbook. Courtesy ECM records hide caption

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Kancheli: 'Theme from The Crucible' (Gidon Kremer, violin; Dino Saluzzi, bandoneon, Andrei Pushkarev, vibes)

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