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The Ninth Day - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No 1, Etc

Release Date: 07/26/2005 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1507   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Patrik SwedrupChristian BergqvistRoland PöntinenTorleif Thedéen
Conductor:  Lev MarkizLeif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Stockholm Chamber OrchestraDanish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Volker Schlöndorff's own words: 'I do not know whether, consciously or unconsciously, playing this music has influenced me but there is an affinity in that the music suits the film so extraordinarily well. This is music with a highly humanistic language - listen to it and you will know what the film is about!' It was this 'humanistic language' that some 17 years ago made BIS, as the first record label, decide to start a major series of the composer's music; a Schnittke Edition that has now reached its twentieth volume - with more on the way! As a special release in this series, BIS now presents a new compilation of the original recordings which served as an inspiration to Volker Schlöndorff, and which he has incorporated in the Read more sound-track to his film 'Der neunte Tag'. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto Grosso no 1 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Patrik Swedrup (Violin), Christian Bergqvist (Violin), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
Conductor:  Lev Markiz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1987 
Venue:  Grammar School, Danderyd, Sweden 
Length: 32 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello no 1 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Torleif Thedéen (Cello)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Danish Radio, Copenhagen 
Length: 39 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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