Episode 4 of “Schnittke’s Creative Landscape” encompasses the religious and moral aspects of Alfred Schnittke’s philosophy. It also gets viewers acquainted with several of the composer’s works, which include Violin Concerto No.2, Requiem, and Choral Concerto (set to Grigor Narekatsi’s lyrics).
Music pieces mentioned in the episode:
1. A. Schnittke. Violin Concerto No.2 (1966).
Performed by G. Kremer (violin) and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by C. Eschenbach
2. A. Schnittke. Requiem (1996).
Performed by the Russian State Academic Symphony Capella, conducted by V. Polyansky
3. A. Schnittke. Choral Concerto for Mixed Choir (1988).
Performed by the USSR State Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir, conducted by V. Polyansky
4. A. Schnittke. Piano Quintet (2003).
Performed by Alexey Lyubimov and Keller Quartett