#Alfred Schnittke


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 […]
The second episode of Modern Audience Laboratory Online is live. Musicologist Anna Fefelova joins musicAeterna’s chief chorus master Vitaliy Polonsky to discuss the score of Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto.
Today is officially known as Knowledge Day. However, we’ve decided to have Knowledge Day every Tuesday throughout September: this will help you and us to prepare for hearing Alfred Schnittke’s Choir Concerto. In the first episode of Modern Audience Laboratory Online, musicologist Anna Fefelova and musicAeterna’s chief chorus master Vitaliy Polonsky talk about Schnittke’s choral […]
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 are continuing the discussion of Alfred Schnittke’s music. In the second episode of “Scnittke’s Creative Landscape, violinist and conductor Ilya Gaisin talks to professor Valentina Nikolaevna Kholopova about two of Schnittke’s symphonic masterpieces (Symphonies No. 3 and 4) and all things connected to those. We recommend that you take a listen to those symphonies […]