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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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BerlinKammermusik des Konzerthausorchesters mit Víkingur Ólafsson

Haydn, Mozart, Schnittke
Sayako Kusaka; Víkingur Ólafsson; Mitglieder des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin

BergenDanish String Quartet

Purcell, Schnittke, Beethoven
Danish String Quartet

Hong KongGreat Violin Concertos: Stefan Jackiw Plays Beethoven

© Sophie Zhai
Schnittke, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Daniel Raiskin; Stefan Jackiw

KuhmoSlavic dances

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Chopin, Eben, Schnittke
Kuhmo Chamber Soloists

Ingelheim am RheinGabriela Montero, Klavier | Scottish Ensemble

© Klaus Weddig
Mozart, Schnittke, Montero, Tchaikovsky
Gabriela Montero; Scottish Ensemble
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Three pieces by Pärt and Schnittke transcend time in Harlem

Joshua Roman and Conor Hanick © Kevin Condon
The underground crypt came alive with hymns and avowals for piano and cello in a program entitled “The Instant and the Eternal”.
*****
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Luminous mysteries from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Luminous © Julian Kingma
The pictures win out as Bill Henson's powerful, complex and mysterious images take on the ACO's music, ranging from REM to Pēteris Vasks.
****1
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Compelling performances of dark Russian music in Belgrade

Tatjana Masurenko, Daniel Raiskin and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra © Marko Djokovic
Tatjana Masurenko played Schnittke's haunting and intriguing Viola Concerto with virtuosity and feeling, plus a powerful Tchaikovsky 4 and some surprising Shostakovich.
****1
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In the minor mode with Omer Meir Wellber at the Elbphilharmonie

Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfired Hösl
A sparkling if challenging first half of Haydn and Schnittke, splendidly delivered by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, but with shortcomings in the conductor's approach to Tchaikovsky's largest symphonic score.
***11
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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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