Arwel Hughes & Cape Philharmonic Orchestra - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1 & Symphony No.9 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:18 minutes | 537 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
The first disc dedicated to the works of Alfred Schnittke on BIS was released in 1987, and has since been followed by 23 other titles, including a large part of his chamber music as well as the symphonies and other orchestral works. That first disc featured Concerto grosso No.1 in the original version for two violins and strings – the work which to some extent became Schnittke’s breakthrough in the West in the late 1970s. On the present disc that same work is heard again, but now in a world première recording of Schnittke’s own version with solo parts for flute and oboe. Soloists are Sharon Bezaly and, on the oboe, Christopher Cowie , making his first appearance on BIS.