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Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Alfred Schnittke: Russian Avant-garde Music

Gubaidulina / Kagan / Rozhdestvensky
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001724   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edison DenisovSofia GubaidulinaAlfred SchnittkeVarious
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This amazing release features a concert that has not only great artistic value, but also historic significance. It was the first and arguably the last time in the history of Soviet music when three large pieces by Schnittke, Denisov, and Gubaidulina — the informal leaders of Soviet avant-garde — were performed during one night!

The year was 1982, a turning point for Soviet culture and the year that the tide started to turn, leading to the final collapse of all censorial bans a few years later. Not long before that, all three composers had been officially ostracized from the tribune of the Union of Composers, and from the pages of the Pravda newspaper. One really had to have the genius and the reputation of the great Gennady
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Works on This Recording

1. Peinture by Edison Denisov
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1970 
2. Concerto for Violin "Offertorium" by Sofia Gubaidulina
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USSR 
3. Census List: Suite by Alfred Schnittke
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USSR 
4. March by Various
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Notes: Composed in collaboration by Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Alfred Schnittke. 

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