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Composer: Schnittke, Alfred (1934-1998)

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Year of birth1934
Year of death1998
NationalityGermany
Period20th century
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OsloVocal music by Schnittke, Pärt and MacMillan

© Magnus Skrede
Schnittke, MacMillan, Pärt, Eben
Vivianne Sydnes; Oslo Cathedral Choir; Bergen Cathedral Choir; Kjetil Almenning; Sigurd Melvær Øgaard

MunichJulia Fischer & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Munich

© Felix Broede
Bach, Schnittke, Dvořák
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Julia Fischer; Augustin Hadelich

GroningenJulia Fischer & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Groningen

© Felix Broede
Dvořák, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Schnittke
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Julia Fischer; Augustin Hadelich

BraunschweigAcademy of St Martin in the Fields - Doppelt gut

© Felix Broede
Rubtsov, Bach, Dvořák, Schnittke
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Julia Fischer; Augustin Hadelich

EssenJulia Fischer & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Essen

© Felix Broede
Rubtsov, Bach, Dvořák, Schnittke
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Julia Fischer; Augustin Hadelich
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A study in suffering: Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Teodor Currentzis, on tour with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, pairs two Russian masterpieces written a century apart: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and Schnittke's Viola Concerto with Antoine Tamestit.
****1
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Keeping modern music alive at Prague Spring

Dennis Russell Davies © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
With expert assistance from Dennis Russell Davies, the overlooked Brno Philharmonic makes the most of a contemporary cantata.
****1
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Kozhukhin delivers masterful Rachmaninov

Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
Russian pianist Kozhukhin's performance of Rachmininov's Fourth Piano Concerto is the highlight of the evening but Flor and NSO deliver satisfying Dvořák and Boydell. 
****1
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The RSO and Fedeyosev blaze through Schnittke and Shostakovich

Vladimir Fedoseyev © Anja Köhler
This was a rapturous celebration of creative instrumentation, virtuosity and brilliance that completely engaged and energized.
****1
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Hahn sparkles in a varied programme at Wigmore Hall

Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
With a programme spanning from Bach through Schumann, Cage, all the way to Lera Auerbach and David Lang, Hilary Hahn shows she is on top form alongside pianist Cory Smythe.
****1
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