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Schnittke: Works for Violin and Piano ()

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composed by Alfred Schnittke

For the most part, the chamber music of Alfred Schnittke, due to its small scale, cannot reflect the polystylism for which he is famous. However, this program by violinist Daniel Hope gives the listener a taste of this trait at the large scale, as it were. The pieces reflect various styles in Schnittke's arsenal. The Violin Sonata No. 1 from early in his career is serial in its construction, suggesting what might have happened if Shostakovich had plunged wholeheartedly into the serialism with which he flirted during the ...

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  1. Suite in the Old Style, for chamber orchestra (arr. from instrumental version by V.Spivakov & V.Milman)
  2. Gogol Suite, for orchestra (music from "The Dead Souls Register;" orchestrated by G.Rozhdestvensky): Polka after "The Overcoat"
  3. The Agony of Death, film score: Tango
  4. Sonata for violin & piano No. 1
  5. Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan, for violin solo
  6. Gratulationsrondo, for violin & piano in C major
  7. Silent Night (Stille Nacht), for violin & piano
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Schnittke: Works for Violin and Piano
2021, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028948392346

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