Nonesuch | 2000 | |

Gidon Kremer / Kremerata Baltica ‎– Eight Seasons

Kremer believes that although both works (A. Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and A. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) stand on their own as masterpieces, combining Piazzolla’s Four Seasons with Vivaldi’s does not diminish the power of either of them, but rather magnifies it. “Playing it or listening to it, you enter another world,” Kremer says. “You enter a world in which you don’t think any more about the glamor of the music or music-making. Kremerata Baltica and I are trying to serve the cause of music as a language, music as something that is electrifying, as something that reminds us of being alive, that was an important ingredient of life centuries ago and will remain an important ingredient of life for centuries to come. This is not music that can be put on a museum shelf.”