Hymns and Prayers

Release Year: 2010
Label: ECM

Andrei Pushkarev

Marija Nemanyte

Maxim Rysanov

Giedre Dirvanauskaite

Sofia Altunashvili


Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer
Eight Hymns in memoriam Andrei Tarkovsky (1986/2004)
I. Calmo
II. Tranquillo
III. Pesante
IV. Sereno
V. Molto tranquillo
VI. Pregando
VII. Dolce
VIII. Molto semplice

César Franck
Piano Quintet in f minor (1878/79)
I. Molto moderato quasi lento. Allegro
II. Lento, con molto sentimento
III. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

Giya Kancheli
Silent Prayer (2007)

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Reviews and impressions

...performed with infectious conviction by the musicians of Kremerata Baltica. – MusicWeb International

Hymns and Prayers combines three works from disparate eras whose moods fit together in a pleasingly astringent manner. – Independent

No one could accuse Gidon Kremer of taking the easy option when it comes to programming, and so it proves on this disc with Kremerata Baltica. – Gramophone