Articles tagged 'Schnittke'

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

Mostly Symphonies 24: Schnittke’s Ten

BIS rebundles a most idiosyncratic and essential symphonic cycle.

Mostly Symphonies 24: Schnittke’s Ten

BIS rebundles a most idiosyncratic and essential symphonic cycle.

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Schnittke’s Fourth Quartet

Composed in 1986 (Russia) or 1989 (West Berlin) – there’s some disagreement – Schnittke’s Fourth Quartet ranks high among his post-1985 oeuvre.

Schnittke’s Fourth Quartet

Composed in 1986 (Russia) or 1989 (West Berlin) – there’s some disagreement – Schnittke’s Fourth Quartet ranks high among his post-1985 oeuvre.

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

Mostly Symphonies 12: Russian Angles

These two scores for films by Elem Klimov are wonderful discoveries… Both scores run rampant over moods and styles, and some may find the electric guitars and Esquivel-like flourishes a bit campy.

Mostly Symphonies 12: Russian Angles

These two scores for films by Elem Klimov are wonderful discoveries… Both scores run rampant over moods and styles, and some may find the electric guitars and Esquivel-like flourishes a bit campy.

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…