Ilya Gaisin

What was Alfred Schnittke’s attitude towards his own works? What kind of intricate connection did he see between sacred and worldly music? How were his scores created and performed when the aesthetic norms of their time were too tight for them? We are going to get the answers to these and many other questions in […]
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 […]
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 […]
We continue our journey into the world of Alfred Schnittke’s music. Today, our guide is Valentina Kholopova — Moscow Conservatory professor, Doctor of Art Criticism and one of the leading specialists on Schnittke’s works. Valentina Nikolaevna is remotely interviewed by violinist and conductor Ilya Gaisin; this is the first time in the existence of the […]
Today, the first episode of “Dialogues” is up on the musicAeterna digital platform. “Dialogues” is a programme created by violinist and conductor Ilya Gaisin where he invites musicians to an online discussion of various sides of the art they have devoted their lives to. The first episode features musicAeterna’s clarinetist Georgi Mansurov, the orchestra’s only […]