Gidon Kremer’s musicians are sitting at home watching cartoons

Scattered around the northern lands, the Kremerata Baltica have been revisiting a Soviet children’s cartoon ‘Boniface’s Holiday’.

Just so happens, the music is by … Gidon’s passion and mine, Mieczysław Weinberg.

So Andrei Pushkarev rearranged the score for string orchestra and solo violin and everyone started playing it at home.

Here’s the short version:

And here’s the Soviet original:


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  • Have to say the Weinberg bandwagon has so far thankfully largely passed me by… but from what I have heard, I am left wondering if he’s really worth all the hype…? suspect, at best, maybe…. like kurtag

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