The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould

Release Year: 2012
Label: Nonesuch

Andrei Pushkarev
Dita Krenberga
Justina Gelgotaite
Reinut Tepp
Dzeraldas Bidva
Agne Doveikaite-Rubiniene
Daniil Grishin
Vidas Vekerotas
Giedre Dirvanauskaite
Peteris Cirksis


1. Dedication to J.S.B. (Valentin Silvestrov)

2. Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Georgs Pelecis)

3. Prelude and Fugue in D minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 851 (Alexander Raskatov)

4. Three Voice Invention in F minor, BWV 795 (Alexander Wustin)

5. Slow Movement from Cembalo Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 (Carl Vine)

6. Prelude and Fugue in A minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 889 (Raminta Serksnyte)

7. Bridges to Bach (Giya Kancheli)

8. Sarabande in E minor from Partita No. 6, BWV 830 (Leonid Desyatnikov)

9. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 883 (Victoria Vita Poleva)

10. After Gould: Goldberg Variations Nos. 30, 19, 4, 18, 22, 26 and Intermezzi, from Arnold Schönberg’s Op. 19 and Op. 47 (Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer)

11. Aria, from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Victor Kissine)

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Reviews and impressions

Typical of Gidon Kremer's concept albums, it imaginatively showcases a number of contemporary composers. – Classical Music

...the best of the arrangements are extremely skilful and seriously musical, and Kremer and his superb young orchestra give them the respectful attention they deserve. – The Guardian