It was an idea that sparked between a Baltic refugee and an Austrian priest in 1981.
Yesterday, Gidon Kremer ended his involvement with the Lockenhaus Festivals, one of the most relaxed and productive events in the summer calendar, yielding some remarkable recordings. No successor has been appointed.
Down the years, Kremer’s guests have included Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerich, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Andras Schiff.
Here‘s a report of the final events.