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Gidon Kremer - Back to Bach

Gidon Kremer | Tatiana Gridenko | Glenn Gould | Sir Simon Rattle | Sofia Gubaidulina | Jacques Brel | and others
Berliner Philharmoniker, Kremerata Baltica

Gidon Kremer is one of the most headstrong and original artists in the music business and has been hailed once by Herbert von Karajan as the world’s best violinist.

His return to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partitas was a major event. Kremer’s first recording of these works was released almost a quarter of a century ago, and he hasn’t played the partitas in public for over twenty years till this 2001 recording

Those who have followed Gidon Kremer’s artistic development over the past years will note how much his tone and articulation have changed. The new rendering displays Kremer’s very personal sense of spontaneity and a readiness to take risks.

In a very personal way the film “Back to Bach” shows Gidon Kremer’s most important encounters with Bach. It accompanies the famous violin virtuoso showing rehearsals, recording sessions, and discussions with a few trusted confidants, as well as rare archival footage


J.S. Bach: Partitas for Violin Solo, BWV 1002, 1004 & 1006

Facts Blu-ray Digital

Item number
UPC code
Region code
All (A1/B2/C3)
Picture format
Full HD 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Total running time
132 mins
Details running time
74 mins concert, 58 mins documentary
No. of discs
2001 (Concert) & 2006 (Documentary)
Documentary "Back to Bach"
Bonus subtitles
German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean