In the new episode of “Alfred Schnittke’s Creative Landscape”, Valentina Nikolaevna Kholopova and Ilya Gaisin continue their discussion of the composer’s milestone works, highlighting not only their backstories and philosophical concepts but also Schnittke’s personal attitude to those music pieces.
In the video description, you can find links to full recordings of the Viola Concerto and the “Historia von D. Johann Fausten” cantata.
Music pieces mentioned in the episode:
1. A. Schnittke. Viola Concerto (1985)
Performed by Yuri Bashmet (viola) and London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by M. Rostropovich
2. A. Schnittke. “Historia von D. Johann Fausten” cantata (1983)
Performed by R. Kotova (contralto) and the USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, conducted by G. Rozhdestvensky