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ALFRED SCHNITTKE  

(1934 - 1998)

Alfred Schnittke’s work has won wide acceptance in recent years, particularly since political changes in the former Soviet Union. His early studies in Vienna were followed by formal training at the Moscow Conservatory, where he later taught. His musical language is eclectic, combining a number of styles, contemporary and traditional.

Orchestral Music

Orchestral music by Schnittke includes a series of interesting concertos or works for solo instrument and orchestra. These include concertos for violin, for cello, for oboe and harp, for viola and for piano. A series of concerti grossi is of significance, along with the ‘St Florian’ Symphony (the second of eight symphonies) and In memoriam for solo viola and orchestra.

Chamber Music

Schnittke’s chamber music includes string quartets and sonatas for violin and for cello and piano, along with a Sonata in the Olden Style for violin and piano and a Suite in the Old Style for the same instruments. His Piano Quintet shows some of the influence of Shostakovich, and his String Trio, commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of Alban Berg and the 50th anniversary of his death, reflects diverse Viennese elements.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF STRING PLAYERS Naxos Educational
8.558081-84
Chamber Music
Cello and Piano Duos - MYASKOVSKY, N. / SCRIABIN, A. / SCHNITTKE, A. / RACHMANINOV, S. (Russian Music for Cello and Piano) (WarnerNuzova Duo) Cedille
CDR90000-120
Chamber Music
Cello Recital: Gustafsson, Jan-Erik - SZYMANOWSKI, K. / KODALY, Z. / SCHNITTKE, A. Ondine
ODE827-2
Chamber Music
Choral Music (Russian) - TCHAIKOVKSY, P.I. / ARCHANGELSKY, A.A. / CHESNOKOV, P. (Russian Spiritual Revival Choir, Kontorovich, L.) Delos
DE3264
Choral - Sacred
ELGAR, E.: Cello Concerto (arr. for viola) / SCHNITTKE, A.: Viola Concerto (D.A. Carpenter, Philharmonia Orchestra, Eschenbach) Ondine
ODE1153-2
Concertos
HINDEMITH / SCHNITTKE / GRINGOLTS / YSAYE: Ilya Gringolts - Solo BIS
BIS-CD-1051
Instrumental
HOSOKAWA / PENDERECKI / NORGARD: Viola Space Japan 10th Anniversary BIS
BIS-CD-1379-80
Concertos
KREMER, Gidon: Anniversary Box (3 DVDs) (NTSC) EuroArts
2059408
Classical Concert
KREMER, Gidon: Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica (NTSC) Ideale Audience
3072238
Classical Concert
KRONOS QUARTET - In Accord (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100050
Classical Documentary
KUUSISTO, Pekka: Strings Attached Ondine
ODE901-2
Chamber Music
LINDBERG, Christian: 10-Year Jubilee BIS
BIS-CD-638
Chamber Music
LINDBERG, Christian: Sacred Trombone (The) BIS
BIS-CD-488
Chamber Music
MARTINU, B.: Bergerettes / SCHNITTKE, A.: Piano Trio / SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Trio No. 1 (Puella Trio) ArcoDiva
UP0103-2
Chamber Music
MOZART: Sinfonia concertante / Serenata notturna / PART: Mozart-Adagio / SCHNITTKE: Moz-Art a la Haydn (Kremerata Baltica) (NTSC) EuroArts
2072228
Classical Concert
PART / VASKS / SCHNITTKE / KANCHELI: Time... and again BIS
BIS-CD-1392
Chamber Music, Instrumental
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / TOMASI / ROTA: Trombone Concertos BIS
BIS-CD-568
Instrumental
SCHNITTKE / PART: Voices of Nature BIS
BIS-CD-1157
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
SCHNITTKE, A.: Choir Concerto / 3 Sacred Hymns / Voices of Nature / PÄRT, A.: Dopo la vittoria (Bavarian Radio Chorus, Dijkstra) BR-Klassik
900505
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
SCHNITTKE, A.: Concerto Grosso No. 1 (version for flute and oboe) / Symphony No. 9 (Cape Philharmonic, Hughes) BIS
BIS-CD-1727
Orchestral, Concertos
SCHNITTKE, A.: Film Music, Vol. 1 (Berlin Radio Symphony, Strobel) - Die Geschichte Eines Unbekannten Schauspielers / Die Kommissarin Capriccio
C71041
Film and TV Music
SCHNITTKE, A.: Film Music, Vol. 3 (Berlin Radio Symphony, Strobel) - Das Marchen der Wanderungen / Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Capriccio
C71127
Film and TV Music
SCHNITTKE, A.: Film Music, Vol. 4 (Berlin Radio Symphony, Strobel) - Sport, Sport, Sport / Adventures of a Dentist Suite Capriccio
C5002
Film and TV Music
SCHNITTKE, A.: Music featured in Volker Schondoff's film Der Neunte Tag (Markiz, Segerstam) BIS
BIS-CD-1507
Concertos
SCHNITTKE, A.: Piano Concerto / Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra / Concerto for Piano 4-hands and Chamber Orchestra (Kupiec, Strobel) Phoenix Edition
Phoenix103
Concertos
SCHNITTKE, A.: Piano Concerto / Violin Concerto No. 3 / Violin Sonata No. 3 (Gothoni, Lubotsky) Ondine
ODE893-2
Concertos, Chamber Music, Concertos
SCHNITTKE, A.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 / Canon in Memory of Igor Stravinsky (Kapralova Quartet) ArcoDiva
UP0054-2
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE, A.: Symphonies Nos. 0-9 BIS
BIS-CD-1767-68
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE, A.: Violin Sonata No. 1 / Suite in the Old Style / 5 Fragmente zu Bildern von Hieronymus Bosch (Spivakov) Capriccio
C67016
Vocal, Orchestral, Concertos
SCHNITTKE, A.: Violin Sonatas (Complete) (Huebl, Wait) Naxos
8.570978
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE, A.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Suite in the Old Style (Lubotsky, Gothoni) Ondine
ODE800-2
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto / Stille Musik / Cello Sonata Naxos
8.554465
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto / Stille Musik / Cello Sonata Marco Polo
8.223334
Chamber Music, Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto / Stille Musik / Cello Sonata Naxos
8.554465
Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto No. 1 / Klingende Buchstaben / 4 Hymns BIS
BIS-CD-507
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Cello Concerto No. 2 / Concerto Grosso No. 2 BIS
BIS-CD-567
Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Concerto Grosso I / Oboe and Harp Concerto / Piano Concerto BIS
BIS-CD-377
Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Concerto Grosso No. 3 / Violin Sonata / Trio Sonata BIS
BIS-CD-537
Concertos, Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Concerto Grosso No. 4 ("Symphony No. 5") / Pianissimo BIS
BIS-CD-427
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Epilogue / Cello Sonata Nos. 1 and 2 / Improvisation / Musica Nostalgica BIS
BIS-CD-1427
Chamber Music, Instrumental
SCHNITTKE: Faust Cantata BIS
BIS-CD-437
Orchestral, Choral - Secular
SCHNITTKE: Gogol Suite / Labyrinths BIS
BIS-CD-557
Orchestral, Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: In Memoriam / Viola Concerto BIS
BIS-CD-447
Orchestral, Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Peer Gynt BIS
BIS-CD-677-78
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Piano Quintet / String Trio / Piano Quartet / Canon BIS
BIS-CD-547
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Piano Quintet / String Trio / Stille Musik Naxos
8.554728
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Piano Trio / Madrigals / A Paganini / Stille Musik BIS
BIS-CD-697
Instrumental, Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Quasi una sonata / Suite in the Old Style / Concerto Grosso No. 6 BIS
BIS-CD-1437
Orchestral, Concertos
SCHNITTKE: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 BIS
BIS-CD-467
Chamber Music
SCHNITTKE: Symphonic Prelude / Symphony No. 8 / For Liverpool BIS
BIS-CD-1217
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 BIS
BIS-CD-747
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Symphony No. 0 / Nagasaki BIS
BIS-CD-1647
Orchestral, Choral - Secular
SCHNITTKE: Symphony No. 1 BIS
BIS-CD-577
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Symphony No. 2, "St. Florian" BIS
BIS-CD-667
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Symphony No. 3 BIS
BIS-CD-477
Orchestral
SCHNITTKE: Symphony No. 4 / Requiem BIS
BIS-CD-497
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred
SCHNITTKE: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 BIS
BIS-CD-487
Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 BIS
BIS-CD-517
Concertos
SCHNITTKE: Violin Sonatas BIS
BIS-CD-527
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE: Cello Sonatas / STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne BIS
BIS-CD-336
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE: Piano Quintets Naxos
8.554830
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Chamber Symphony / 2 Pieces for String Octet / Antiformalist Rayok / Prelude in Memoriam D. Shostakovich (Moscow Virtuosi, Spivakov) Capriccio
C67115
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Chamber Symphony / SCHNITTKE, A.: Piano Concerto (Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Orbelian) Delos
DE3259
Concertos
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 2 / SCHNITTKE, A.: Piano Trio (Kempf Trio) BIS
BIS-SACD-1482
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets (Complete) (The Soviet Experience) (Pacifica Quartet) Cedille
CDRBOX1003
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: String Quartets Nos. 13-15 / SCHNITTKE, A.: String Quartet No. 6 (The Soviet Experience, Vol. 4) (Pacifica Quartet) Cedille
CDR90000-145
Chamber Music
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Sonata / STRAVINSKY: Dithyramb / SCHNITTKE: Violin Sonata No. 1 BIS
BIS-CD-364
Chamber Music
Story of Naxos (The) - The Soundtrack Naxos Digital Compilations
9.00124
Chamber Music
String Quartets - BERG, A. / BARTOK, B. / SCHNITTKE, A. (No. 3) (Signum Quartet) Capriccio
C5163
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Pronin, Stanislav - MILSTEIN, N. / BACH, J.S. / SCHNITTKE, A. / YSAYE, E. / PROKOFIEV, S. (Violin for One) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92139
Instrumental
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
SCHNITTKE: Faust Cantata BIS
BIS-CD-437
Choral - Secular
Role: Arranger 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / TOMASI / ROTA: Trombone Concertos BIS
BIS-CD-568
Instrumental, Concertos




 
 
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