VA - Schnittke: Quasi Una Sonata / Suite in the Old Style / Concerto Grosso No. 6 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:20 minutes | 552 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Early on in his career, the violin became an immensely important instrument for Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). He developed a remarkable skill in composing for the instrument, resulting in a number of highly successful works of which several have been gathered on this disc. During the 1960s, a time when the violin was not the preferred instrument for the avant-garde as it carried too much historical ballast, Schnittke used it as tool for experimentation developing polystylism, an incorporation of historical sources or techniques into a modernistic context.