Alfred Schnittke: discoveries

Ivashkin, Alexander V.. 2010. Alfred Schnittke: discoveries. [Audio]

Item Type:

Creators: Ivashkin, Alexander V.
Abstract or Description:

The output of Alfred Schnittke (1934–98) has been documented in recordings more thoroughly than that of any other Russian composer since Shostakovich. But there are a number of works which have not yet been released on CD, and four of the five here are not only first recordings; they also document Schnittke’s stylistic evolution over more than four decades of creative activity, moving from the relatively traditional Preludes, via the serial Dialogue and the experimental Yellow Sound to the elliptical Variations, one of his last works, written in the teeth of enormous physical difficulty.

Contributors: Lazarev, Alexander (Associated name)
Official URL:
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Music
Music > Centre for Russian Music
Copyright Holders: Toccata Classics
Item ID: 4852
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 09:40
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2013 15:30


Edit Record Edit Record (login required)