Schnittke Concerto Grosso No.2 Viola Concerto

Arwel Hughes - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1 & Symphony No.9 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

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.
Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)

Ernst Krenek - Symphony No. 4, Concerto grosso No. 2 (North German Radio Philharmonic, A. Francis)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 322 Mb
Date: 2011

In many ways the Fourth Symphony illustrates Krenek's independence from any one musical style – and ultimately from his teacher(s) and those who influenced him, like Busoni, too. It has a thread of mid-century anguish and uncertainty. But it could never be described as avant-garde or experimental. Yet it's of a pleasing unity, has direction and thrust which make it more than merely stimulating listening. Like all but those of the first and second symphonies, this one on cpo is the only recording. It's full of purpose, clarity and of transparent, open, yet very …….
Mark Sealey @ classical.net
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No. 1 (version for flute and oboe) / Symphony No. 9  - Cape Philharmonic, Hughes

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No. 1 (version for flute and oboe) / Symphony No. 9 - Cape Philharmonic, Hughes
XX Century Classical | Easy CD-DA Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, NO LOG | No cover/No Booklet | 206 MB | Filesonic
Publisher: BIS - records

On this disc the reconstructed unfinished symphony No. 9 combined with Schnittke's Concerto grosso No.1. This time not in the rather well known original version, but in Schnittke's own revised version with solo parts for flute and oboe.
Written during the composer’s final years, and after Schnittke had suffered a serious stroke, the autograph score of the Symphony No. 9 was so difficult to decipher that it had to be reconstructed after the composer’s death – a painstaking process which was crowned by a first performance in 2007.

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto grosso No.6 & Symphony No.8 (1995)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at Oct. 13, 2007
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto grosso No.6 & Symphony No.8 (1995)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto grosso No.6 & Symphony No.8 (1995)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 165 MB
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Suffice to say Schnittke's Eighth Symphony is truly one of his greatest works and, indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), created a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra. The climax is reached early in the movement and the remainder is a chilling decrescendo, the harmonies becoming more static and dissonant. The second and fourth movements are bitter, angry and Shostakovichian in their use of dissonant intervals to create a long line. They share thematic material, yet shards of the first and third movements invade to further complicate the texture. The eighteen minute third movement is a remarkable achievement. It seems to pick up the wisps of tonality discernable at the end of Mahler's Ninth and convert them into a long elegy for a lost romanticism. The sparsity of texture (often long stretches of monophonic strings) throws the emotive weight totally on the long, twisting and often stunningly beautiful melodies that emerge. The entrance of the low brass towards the end is just one of the profound moments in this stunning meditation on life, and the afterlife. After the rage of the fourth movement, the fifth movement provides a truly wonderful solution to the problems of the previous ones- a slowly ascending c major scale is caught by various instruments, always ppp and the work ends with this visionary cluster.
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Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".
VA - Schnittke: Quasi Una Sonata / Suite in the Old Style / Concerto Grosso No. 6 (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

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.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.
111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [2010, Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 3

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 (2010)
Discs 26 - 40 of 56 | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3 | ~3900 + 2240 Mb | FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.

Alfred Schnittke - Septett  Music

Posted by soloweb at Aug. 28, 2007
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Alfred Schnittke - String Quartet No.2 (1981-82)
Avantgarde | Universal Edition(?) | PDF | 4.3 MB


Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, November 24, 1934 Engels - August 3, 1998 Hamburg) was a Russian and Soviet composer.

Alfred Schnittke - String Quartet No.2  Music

Posted by soloweb at Aug. 28, 2007
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Alfred Schnittke - String Quartet No.2 (1981)
Avantgarde | Universal Edition(?) | PDF | 4.5 MB


Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, November 24, 1934 Engels - August 3, 1998 Hamburg) was a Russian and Soviet composer.