In this extraordinary program, titled Last Words
, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica interweave movements from Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ
and Shostakovich’s final string quartet are interwoven with texts by contemporary authors including Primo Levi, Stephen Hawking, Rose Ausländer, Jorge Luis Borges, Harold Pinter, and Steve Jobs, read by Gidon Kremer.
"Rarely do you see a group of top-tier musicians enjoying themselves as much as this chamber orchestra." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"The freshness of their performances and refusal to settle for routine programming continue to set them apart.” (Chicago Tribune)
Program: Last Words
Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ
(version for string orchestra)
Dimitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E flat Minor, op. 144 (version for string orchestra)
Texts by: Primo Levi, Stephen Hawking, Rose Ausländer, Jorge Luis Borges, Harold Pinter & Steve Jobs
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