Violinist Gidon Kremer is a musician whose solo and small group work has been crucial in transforming the face of classical performance in the past few decades – but he's also an equally stunning artist in a concerto setting, as you'll hear on this fantastic collection of his recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon and Philips label! Kremer's violin always has a bit of an edge – modern even in a familiar setting, and open to new phrasings and sounds that only seem to get richer, and bolder in front of an orchestra. And his ear for repertoire
is equally thrilling – as the set not only features works by older giants like Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert – but also a huge range of material from modern and later composers – including Shnittke, Glass, Milhaud, Chausson, Vieuxtemps, Part, Lurie, and others – a range of compositions that make this set one of the most wide-ranging in styles of any collections we've seen like this. Conductors include Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Colin Davis, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, and even Kremer himself – and as with other packages from Deutsche Grammophon, this 22CD set features mini LP-styled replicas of all the original albums – complete with original album artwork, and additional notes in a booklet.