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#20th century music

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Performance by Oleg Zhukovsky

Armen Sargsyan
Prelude for solo violin

Paul Hindemith
Violin Sonata, Op. 11 No. 1

Claude Debussy
“Images” for piano (1 notebook)

Toru Takemitsu
“Distance de fée” for violin and piano

Anton Webern
Four pieces for violin and piano Op. 7

Sofia Gubaidulina
“Dancer on a Tightrope” (Der Seiltänzer) for violin and piano

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Leonid Desyatnikov
Symphony for soloists, choir and orchestra
The Rite of winter 1949

Richard Strauss
Symphonic poem
Death and transfiguration

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Leonid Desyatnikov
Symphony for soloists, choir and orchestra
The Rite of winter 1949

Richard Strauss
Symphonic poem
Death and transfiguration

Media

We’re now sharing with you the recording of “Sacred music by Soviet composers of the second half of the 20th century”, the lecture that concluded the Schnittke-focused Modern Audience Laboratory.
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 […]
A collaboration between musicAeterna and Con Spirito As part of the collaboration between musicAeterna and the Con Spirito musical lectorium, we are sharing with you a recording of “Piano Quintet in G minor” by Dmitri Shostakovich. Combining elements of old German music with Stalin-era “Big Style” features, this piece of chamber music is performed by […]
musicAeterna.org presents George Crumb’s “Ancient Voices of Children” song cycle performed by Teodor Currentzis, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, soloists Sophia Burgos (soprano) and Johannes Remp (treble from the Stuttgart boys’ choir).
In the new Modern Audience Laboratory podcast, George Crumb’s song cycle is presented by Olga Manulkina (lecturer at Saint Petersburg University and author of “Ives to Adams: XXth Century American Music”). The discussion revolves around the composer’s fascination with Spanish poetry and the way the spirit of duende manifests itself in music by Manuel de […]
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 […]