Alfred Schnittke

The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)

The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:00 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arabesque Recordings | Catalog: Z6707

The young, American, all-female Lark Quartet have been gathering prizes and critical encomia over the past ten years or so, and these sensitively prepared performances of three of Schnittke’s most memorable chamber pieces show just why. I’m pretty sure I’ve not heard a better focused or more full-blooded account of the Second Quartet, nor one which held my attention more consistently.
Alfred Schnittke - Kremer Plays Schnittke - Concerto grosso No. 1, Quasi una sonata (1990) {Deutsche Grammophon 445 520-2}

Alfred Schnittke - Kremer Plays Schnittke - Concerto grosso No. 1, Quasi una sonata (1990) {Deutsche Grammophon 445 520-2}
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© 1990 Deutsche Grammophon | 445 520-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto / Violin

No performer championed the work of the late Russian composer Alfred Schnittke more than violinist Gidon Kremer. Here Kremer and colleagues offer a diverse sampling of Schnittke's work that will interest both those familiar and unfamiliar with this fascinating and influential composer. In the opening Concerto Grosso No. 1 for instance three centuries of Classical and Popular musical styles collide to humorous and at times chilling effect. Schnittke's exhilarating early piece Quasi una sonata as well is equally experimental requiring the violin soloist Kremer to extract sounds from his instrument Stradivari never intended. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is remarkably good capturing all the fun beautifully.
Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)

Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1755, 461 815-2 | Time: 01:05:00

Schnittke's Piano Quintet, a creative response to his mother's death, is an austere, haunting work full of grief and tenderness that marks one of his early ventures into polystylistic writing. The opening piano solo is unique, a spare statement of puzzlement in the face of tragedy. It gives way to a waltz, as if recapturing a lost past, then the graceful dance melody literally disintegrates as the strings venture off into other regions, vainly trying to reassemble the theme and failing. At the end of its touching five movements the music's despair is transformed into serene, hard-won acceptance. Shostakovitch's 15th Quartet, his final statement in that form, premiered just months before his death. It's six slow movements are shot through with contemplative sadness and regret. The music is so rich in texture and substance that attention never flags.
Marcin Markowicz, Grzegorz Skrobinski - Different Things: Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)

Different Things: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)
Marcin Markowicz (violin), Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano)

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Genre: Classical | Label: CD Accord / NFM | # ACD 235 / NFM 38 | 01:10:38

Korngold, Rota, Schnittke, Glass – four different artistic personalities. Each of these composers was active in totally different conditions; and therefore their life circumstances and consequently their artistic choices are incomparable. What may connect Korngold and Nino Rota are their early debuts as composers – both were prodigies. Seeking analogies in the lives of Alfred Schnittke and Philip Glass would come to naught. There is, however, another common denominator for their work – all of them were hugely successful in writing film music. Korngold codified its modern canons ruling to this day. Without Nino Rota it would be difficult to imagine Federico Fellini’s masterpieces. Alfred Schnittke found in the realm of cinema a domain of relative artistic freedom; Philip Glass a platform for his ambitiously non-clichéd art, opposing the musical mainstream of the last decades of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century.
Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Part - Konzert fur Chor - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Dijkstra (2013) {BR Klassik 900505}

Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt - Konzert für Chor - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Dijkstra (2013) {BR Klassik 900505}
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© 2013 BR Klassik | 90050
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral

The disc contains moving choral music written by two of the most significant composers of the 20th century. At its world premiere in 1986, Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Chorus was said to be revolutionary, whilst Arvo Pärt remains one of the most popular composers of the present day.

V.A. - Alfred Schnittke: The Ten Symphonies (6CDs, 2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 17, 2017
V.A. - Alfred Schnittke: The Ten Symphonies (6CDs, 2009)

V.A. - Alfred Schnittke: The Ten Symphonies (6CDs, 2009)
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.02 GB | Booklet 2.58 Mb
Label: BIS | Release Year: 2009

BIS is proud to present the only available collection of the complete symphonies by Alfred Schnittke. The recordings, part of the Schnittke Edition begun in 1987, have been brought together in a 6-CD boxed set which also includes an initiated essay by Schnittke’s close associate Alexander Ivashkin: a fascinating chapter in the history of the late 20th-century symphony.
RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Alfred Schnittke: Penitential Psalms (2016)

RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Alfred Schnittke: Penitential Psalms
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 54:35 min | 514 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

The Penitential Psalms, a key work in the artistic itinerary of Alfred Schnittke, was premiered in Moscow in 1988. This masterpiece of exceptional density and rigour, at once contemporary and timeless, is performed here from the composer’s autograph manuscript, which includes significant divergences from the published edition.

Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 7, 2016
Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)

Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)
Genre: Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 02:26:25 | ~336 Mb
Label: Delphian | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

In 2002 Simon Smith made his recording debut on Delphian in a disc of James MacMillans complete piano music, paired with Stuart MacRaes Piano Sonata. Recordings of music by Hafliði Hallgrímsson and Thomas Wilson have followed. In this new, substantial outing Smith turns from music-making in Scotland to another of his lifelong loves, the music of Alfred Schnittke. This two-disc set comprises Schnittkes entire published output for solo piano (including one piece for piano duet and another for six hands at one keyboard). The Russian composers music often makes gargantuan demands of the player. Smiths astonishing dynamic palette and heartfelt musicality combine here to stunning effect.
Alfred Schnittke - Symphony No. 9; Alexander Raskatov - Nunc dimittis (2009)

Alfred Schnittke - Symphony No. 9; Alexander Raskatov - Nunc dimittis (2009)
Dresdner Philharmonie, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; Elena Vassilieva, mezzo-soprano, The Hilliard Ensemble

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Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2025, 476 6994 | Time: 00:53:05

This 2009 ECM disc containing the world premiere of Alfred Schnittke's Ninth Symphony, the composer's final work, will be mandatory listening for fans of post-modernist Russian music, or contemporary music in general. Begun after the premiere of Schnittke's Eighth Symphony in 1994 and unfinished at the composer's death in 1998, the Ninth existed only as three movements of manuscript (and indecipherable manuscript at that: a stroke had paralyzed Schnittke's right side, forcing him to write with his left hand) until composer Alexandr Raskatov deciphered the manuscript and conductor Dennis Russell Davies presented its premiere. As presented in this January 2008 recording, Schnittke's Ninth continues and extends the austere sound world of the Eighth into ever more severe zones. There's no denying this is the authentic voice of Schnittke: the etiolated textures, abrupt gestures, timeless tempos, and haunting themes have clear roots in the composer's preceding works. Davies and the excellent Dresdner Philharmonie appear acutely conscious that the Ninth was the composer's last work, but the tone of leave-taking is inherent in Schnittke's inward music.

Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata. Requiem (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2015
Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata. Requiem (2014)

Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata. Requiem (2014)
The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, "Studio for New Music" Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Alexander Solovyev

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Genre: Classical | Label: Moscow Conservatory Records | # SMC CD 0166 | Time: 01:15:08

In the brilliant history of the Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory a separate chapter is connected with the musical legacy of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Both compositions are united by the subject of faith and contemplation of what Is spiritual and spiritless. Despite the fact that chronologically the Requiem (1975) Is an earlier work than the Cantata (1983), on the CD they are presented in reverse order: fol­lowing Alexander Solovyev's conception, the narrative of Faust’s tragic death, coming as retribution for his sinful earthly life, must be followed by a memorial prayer, the Requiem. The compact disc documented “live” performances: the Requiem was performed on September 17, 2013 at the Small Hall of the Conservatory, while the Cantata sounded out on September 29, 2014 at the Grand Hall of the Conservatory.