Articles tagged 'Schnittke'

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…

Mostly Symphonies 10.

Eventually, Alexander Raskatov brought three movements to light from Schnittke’s illegible sketches, and offered his own Nunc dimittis as a concluding gesture.

Mostly Symphonies 10.

Eventually, Alexander Raskatov brought three movements to light from Schnittke’s illegible sketches, and offered his own Nunc dimittis as a concluding gesture.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Things That Are Not Quite What They Seem

Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.

Things That Are Not Quite What They Seem

Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Walt’s Ratatouille 1: Mostly Strings

Mostly Strings: Schnittke, Paul Bley, et al.

Walt’s Ratatouille 1: Mostly Strings

Mostly Strings: Schnittke, Paul Bley, et al.

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.

Notes on Schnittke

Russian composer Alfred Schnittke died in Hamburg August 3, 1998, silenced by the last in a series of debilitating strokes that began 13 years earlier.

Notes on Schnittke

Russian composer Alfred Schnittke died in Hamburg August 3, 1998, silenced by the last in a series of debilitating strokes that began 13 years earlier.