Alfred Schnittke

Biography

Born: November 24, 1934; Engels, Russia   Died: August 3, 1998; Hamburg, Germany  
Upon his emergence in the West in the early 1980s, Alfred Schnittke became one of the most talked-about, recorded, and influential composers of the last decades of the twentieth century. Schnittke was born in 1934 in the Soviet Union to German parents. After living for several years in Vienna, he returned to Moscow to attend the Conservatory from 1953-1958. He returned there to teach instrumentation from 1962 through 1972. Thereafter, splitting Read more his time between Moscow and Hamburg, he supported himself as a film composer. Schnittke composed nine symphonies, six concerti grossi, four violin concertos, two cello concertos, concertos for piano and a triple concerto for violin, viola and cello, four string quartets, ballet scores, choral and vocal works. His first opera, Life with an Idiot, was premiered in Amsterdam (April 1992). Two more operas, Gesualdo and Historia von D. Johann Fausten were unveiled in Vienna (May 1995) and Hamburg (June 1995) respectively. In 1985, Schnittke suffered a series of strokes, but nevertheless entered into the most creative period of his life. From 1990 until his death in 1998, he lived exclusively in Hamburg.

A Jewish-born Christian mystic, Schnittke had philosophical theories that permeated his music. According to his biographer Alexander Ivashkin, he believed a composer "should be a medium or a sensor remembering what he hears from somewhere else and whose mind acts as a translator only. Music comes from some sort of divine rather than human area." (Alfred Schnittke, Phaedon Press 1995). Read less
Schnittke: Symphony No 1 / Rozhdestvensky, Russian State So
Release Date: 04/23/1996   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9417   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke, Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas / Dubinsky, Edlina
Release Date: 10/09/1992   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 8343   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke: Choir Concerto / Polyansky, Russian State Choir
Release Date: 01/24/1995   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9332   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke: Symphony No 8, Etc / Rozhdestvensky, Stockholm Po
Release Date: 04/18/1995   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9359   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke: Symphony No 4, Etc / Polyansky, Russian State So
Release Date: 03/19/1996   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9463   Number of Discs: 1
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Composition Type: Orchestral

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  • 26.
    Label: Antes Edition   Catalog: 319187 Release Date: 07/29/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke,  Aaron Copland,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Yosif Radionov,  Falko Steinbach
    Conductor:  Raitscho Christov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Kammerensemble Bulgarien
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  • 27.
    Schnittke: Music For The Movies / Frank Strobel, Et Al
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999796 Release Date: 02/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Frank Strobel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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  • 28.
    Collage - Schnittke: Orchestral Works & Chamber Music
    Label: Col Legno   Catalog: 20510 Release Date: 08/29/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Vladimir Spivakov,  Gidon Kremer,  Tatiana Grindenko
    Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ludmila Golub
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  • 29.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 7, Cello Concerto / Ivashkin, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9852 Release Date: 08/22/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin
    Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Trio Voronezh - Vivaldi, Zigankov, Piazzolla, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56892 Release Date: 10/19/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Zigankov,,  Traditional,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Valerie Petruchin,  Sergei Teleshev,  Vladimir Volochin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Voronezh
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  • 31.
    Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum, Etc / Polyansky, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9722 Release Date: 05/18/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin
    Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 32.
    Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill / Hope, Boughton, English So
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5582 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke,  Toru Takemitsu,  Kurt Weill
    Performer:  Simon Mulligan,  Daniel Hope
    Conductor:  William Boughton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
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  • 33.
    Schnittke: Works For Cello & Piano / Ivashkin, Schnittke
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9705 Release Date: 11/17/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin,  Irina Schnittke
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  • 34.
    Górecki, Pärt, Schnittke / Turovsky, I Musici De Montréal
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9590 Release Date: 01/20/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke,  Arvo Pärt,  Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
    Performer:  Eleonora Turovsky,  Catherine Perrin,  Natalya Turovsky
    Conductor:  Yuli Turovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici de Montreal
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    Schnittke: Symphony No 1 / Rozhdestvensky, Russian State So
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9417 Release Date: 04/23/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 36.
    Schnittke: Symphonies No 6 & 7 / Otaka, Bbc No Of Wales
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 747 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Nigel Seaman,  David Buckland,  David Nolan,  Michael Wright
    Conductor:  Tadaaki Otaka
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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  • 37.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 4, Etc / Polyansky, Russian State So
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9463 Release Date: 03/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Cappella,  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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    Schnittke: Symphony No 8, Etc / Rozhdestvensky, Stockholm Po
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9359 Release Date: 04/18/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova,  Sasha Rozhdestvensky
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 39.
    Schnittke: Symphony No. 2
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 667 Release Date: 03/08/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Mikael Bellini,  Göran Eliasson,  Malena Ernman,  Torkel Borelius
    Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mikaeli Chamber Choir,  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 40.
    Schnittke: Peer Gynt / Eri Klas, Royal Opera Stockholm
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 677 Release Date: 03/06/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Ingo Petry,  Mårten Lanström
    Conductor:  Eri Klas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra
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  • 41.
    Schnittke: Concerto No 2 For Cello, Concerto Grosso No 2
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 567 Release Date: 10/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Torleif Thedéen,  Oleh Krysa
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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  • 42.
    Schnittke: Gogol Suite, Labyrinths / Lev Markiz, Malmö Sym
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 557 Release Date: 10/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble,  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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  • 43.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 3 / Eri Klas, Stockholm Po
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 477 Release Date: 10/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Eri Klas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 44.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 5, Pianissimo / Järvi, Gothenburg So
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 427 Release Date: 09/26/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 45.
    Schnittke: Symphony No. 1 / Segerstam, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 577 Release Date: 05/25/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Carl-Axel Dominique,  Ben Kallenberg,  Åke Lännerholm
    Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 46.
    Schnittke: Works For Chamber Orchestra / Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 537 Release Date: 04/04/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Christian Bergqvist,  Patrik Swedrup,  Tale Olsson
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
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  • 47.
    Schnittke: Viola Concerto, In Memoriam / Imai, Markiz
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 447 Release Date: 03/25/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Nobuko Imai
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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  • 48.
    Schnittke: 3 Concertos / Markiz, New Stockholm Co
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 377 Release Date: 07/06/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Roland Pöntinen,  Helen Jahren,  Kjell Axel Lier,  Christian Bergqvist  ... 
    Conductor:  Lev Markiz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
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  • 49.
    Schnittke: Symphony No 4, Requiem / Kamu, Parkman
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 497 Release Date: 06/23/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Lisbeth Lindholm,  Annika Finnilä-Eker,  Kristina Hjärtsjö-Salmonsson,  Ingela Högeras-Sjöberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Stefan Parkman,  Okko Kamu
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Sinfonietta,  Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir
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  • 50.
    Schnittke: Faust Cantata, Ritual / Depreist, Segerstam
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 437 Release Date: 05/20/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Mikael Bellini,  Louis Devos,  Ulrik Cold,  Inger Blom
    Conductor:  Leif Segerstam,  James DePreist
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Chorus,  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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