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Alfred Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievič Šnitke; November 24, 1934 – August 3, 1998) was a Soviet and Russian composer. Schnittke's early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic Symphony No. 1 (1969–1972) and his first concerto grosso (1977). In the 1980s, Schnittke's music began to become more widely known abroad with the publication of his second (1980) and third (1983) string quartets and the String Trio (1985); the ballet Peer Gynt (1985–1987); the third (1981), fourth (1984), and fifth (1988) symphonies; and the viola (1985) and first cello (1985–1986) concertos. As his health deteriorated, Schnittke's music started to abandon much of the extroversion of his polystylism and retreated into a more withdrawn, bleak style.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Bruckner: Motets / Schnittke: Symphony no. 2 A. Bruckner, A. Schnittke; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Valeri Polyansky 1
1983 Denisov / Schnittke / Gubaidulina / Mansurian Denisov, Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Mansurian; Soloists of the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Alexander Lazarev 1
1983 Hindemith: Three Pieces / Schnittke: Sonata for Cello and Piano P. Hindemith, A. Schnittke; Natalia Gutman 1
1986 The Russian Cello Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 Concerto Grosso I / Concerto for Oboe and Harp / Concerto for Piano and Strings Alfred Schnittke; New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Lev Markiz 5 1
1988 Concerto grosso no. 4 (Symphony no. 5) / Pianissimo Alfred Schnittke; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1989 Ritual / (K)ein Sommernachtstraum / Passacaglia / Seid nüchtern und wachet (Faust Cantata) Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, James DePreist 1
1989 In Memoriam / Viola Concerto Alfred Schnittke; Nobuko Imai, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Lev Markiz 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 Alfred Schnittke; Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Eri Klas 1
1990 String Quartets nos. 1–3 Alfred Schnittke; The Tale Quartet 1
1990 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 8: Symphony no. 4 / Requiem Alfred Schnittke; Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Okko Kamu, Stefan Parkman 1
1990 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 7: Violin Concertos no. 1 & no. 2 Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas, Mark Lubotsky 1
1990 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 9: Cello Concerto no. 1 / Klingende Buchstaben / Hymns Alfred Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1990 Cello Concerto / Stille musik / Cello Sonata Alfred Schnittke; Maria Kliegel, Raimund Havenith, Burkhard Godhoff, Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerhard Markson 2
1990 Concerto for Choir / Two Small Pieces for Organ Alfred Schnittke 1
1990 Concerto Grosso no. 1 / Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Alfred Schnittke 1
1990 Concerto Grosso no. 1 / Quasi una sonata / Moz-Art à la Haydn / A Paganini Alfred Schnittke; Gidon Kremer 1
1990 Symphony no. 2 Alfred Schnittke; Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 1
1991 Violin Concertos no. 3 & no. 4 Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas, Oleh Krysa 1
1991 Britten / Hindemith / Reger / Schnittke Britten, Hindemith, Reger, Schnittke; Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists 1
1991 Concerto Grosso III / Sonata for Violin and Chamber Orchestra / Trio Sonata Alfred Schnittke; Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Lev Markiz, Patrik Swedrup, Tale Olsson, Christian Bergqvist, Mayumi Kamata 1
1991 Prokofiev: Sonata in D, op. 115 / Sonata in C, op. 56 / Shostakovich: Sonata, op. 134 / Schnittke: Praeludium in Memoriam D. Shostakovich Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke; Lydia Mordkovitch, Emma Young, Clifford Benson 1
1991 Schnittke: Piano Sonata / Stravinsky: Piano Sonata / Serenade in A / Piano-Rag-Music Alfred Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky; Boris Berman 1
1991 Viola Concerto / Trio Sonata Alfred Schnittke; Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists, London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1992 Gogol Suite / Labyrinths Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Lev Markiz 1
1992 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 13: Piano Quintet / Kanon in memoriam Igor Strawinsky / Piano Quartet / String Trio Alfred Schnittke; The Tale Quartet, Roland Pöntinen 1
1992 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 15: Cello Concerto no. 2 / Concerto Grosso no. 2 Alfred Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Oleh Krysa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Lev Markiz 1
1992 Cello Concerto no. 2 / In memoriam... Schnittke; London Symphony Orchestra, Ozawa, Rostropovich 1
1992 Gidon Kremer Plays Sibelius & Schnittke Sibelius, Schnittke; London Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Roshdestvensky, Gidon Kremer 1
1992 Kancheli: Vom Winde beweint / Schnittke: Konzert für Viola und Orchester Giya Kancheli, Alfred Schnittke; Kim Kashkashian, Dennis Russell Davies 1
1992 Choir Concerto / Minnesang Alfred Schnittke; The Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman 1
1992 Russian Cello Sonatas Kabalevsky, Shostakovich, Schnittke; Timothy Hugh, Kathron Sturrock 1
1993 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 16: Symphony no. 1 Alfred Schnittke; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1993 Wolfgang Rihm: Streichquartett No. 4 / Alfred Schnittke: Streichquartett No. 4 Wolfgang Rihm, Alfred Schnittke; Alban Berg Quartett 1
1994 Sonatas for Violin & Piano 1 & 2 / Suite in the Old Style Schnittke; Mark Lubotsky, Ralf Gothóni 1
1994 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 18: Peer Gynt Alfred Schnittke; Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Stockholm, Eri Klas 1
1994 Choir Concerto Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphonic Cappella, Valéry Polyansky 1
1994 Film Music Alfred Schnittke 1
1994 Instrumental Music With Viola Solo Schnittke, Denisov, Goubaidoulina; Soloists of the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre 1
1994 Schnittke: Chamber Music Vol. 1 Alfred Schnittke; Mateja Marinković, Linn Hendry, Paul Silverthorne, Tim Hugh 1
1995 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 17: Symphony no. 2 "St. Florian" Alfred Schnittke; Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Historia von D. Johann Fausten Alfred Schnittke; Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, Gerd Albrecht 1
1995 Music for Cello and Piano: Improvisation for cello solo / Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan for cello / Five Aphorisms for piano / Klingende Buchstaben for cello (Sounding Letters) / Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin, Tamás Vesmás 1
1996 Schnittke: Requiem / Górecki: Miserere Alfred Schnittke, Henryk Górecki 1
1996 Symphony no. 4 / Three Sacred Hymns Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphonic Cappella, Valéry Polyansky 1
1996 Concerto for Three / String Trio / Minuet / Canon Schnittke; Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Mstislav Rosropovich 1
1996 Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra / Concerto for Cello and Orchestra no. 1 Schnittke; Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Viktoria Postnikova, Irina Schnittke, Natalia Gutman 2 1
1996 Music for Viola and Orchestra, Vol. 1 Telemann, J.N. Hummel, Hindemith, Partos, Schnittke; Rainer Moog, Hamburg Soloists, Emil Klein 1
1997 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 19: Chamber Music Alfred Schnittke; Oleh Krysa, Torleif Thedéen, Alexandr Fischer, Tatiana Tchekina 1
1997 Dolorosa Shostakovich, Vasks, Schnittke; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies 1
1997 Requiem / Piano Concerto Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphonic Cappella, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky, Igor Khudolei 1
1997 Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra / Violin Concerto no. 3 / Sonata no. 3 for Violin and Piano Alfred Schnittke; Mark Lubotsky, Irina Schnittke, Ralf Gothóni, Virtuosi di Kuhmo 1
1997 Schnittke: Concerto grosso no. 1 / Pärt: Tabula rasa / Górecki: Harpsichord concerto Schnittke, Pärt, Górecki; I Musici de Montréal, Yuli Turovsky, Eleonora Turovsky, Natalya Turovsky, Catherine Perrin 1
1997 Symphony no. 2 "St Florian" Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphony Cappella, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valéry Polyansky 1
1998 The Complete String Quartets Alfred Schnittke; Kronos Quartet 2
1998 Complete Works for Cello and Piano Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin, Irina Schnittke 1
1998 String Quartets nos. 2 & 3 / Piano Quintet Alfred Schnittke; Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman 1
1999 Psalms of Repentance Alfred Schnittke 1
2000 Symphony no. 7 / Cello Concerto no. 1 Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky, Alexander Ivashkin 1
2000 Dedicated to Victims of War and Terror Schnittke, Shostakovich; Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Orbelian 1
2000 Concerto for Choir / Requiem Alfred Schnittke; Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych 1
2000 Complete Violin Concertos Schnittke; Eschenbach, Kremer 1
2000 Piano Quintet / String Trio Alfred Schnittke; 1999 AFCM Ensemble 1
2000 Orchestral Works & Chamber Music Alfred Schnittke 1
2000 Shostakovich: Violin Sonata / Penderecki / Pärt / Schnittke Shostakovich, Penderecki, Pärt, Schnittke; Daniel Hope 1
2001 Myaskovsky: Sinfonietta, op. 32 no. 2 / Schnittke: Sonata for Violin & Chamber Orchestra / Denisov: Five Paganini Caprices Myaskovsky, Schnittke, Denisov; I Musici de Montréal, Yuli Turovsky, Stepan Arman 1
2001 Symphony no. 8 / Suite from "The Census List" Alfred Schnittke; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky 1
2002 Music for the Movies Alfred Schnittke; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frank Strobel 1
2002 Concertos for Two Pianos Martinů, Schnittke; Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Eiji Oue, Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov 1
2002 Piano Quintets Dmitry Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke; Vermeer Quartet, Boris Berman 1
2002 Concerti grossi nos. 1 & 5 Alfred Schnittke; Kremer, Schiff, von Dohnányi 1
2003 Concerto for Piano Four Hands / Concerto for Piano and Strings Schnittke; London Sinfonietta, Guennadi Rojdestvenski, Irina Schnittke, Viktoria Postnikova 1
2003 Lento Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich; Keller Quartett, Alexsei Lubimov 1
2003 Tribute to Alfred Schnittke Alfred Schnittke; Vladimir Spivakov 1
2004 Voices of Nature Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt; Swedish Radio Choir, Tõnu Kaljuste 1
2004 Concerto grosso no. 2 / Viola Concerto Alfred Schnittke; Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashment 1
2005 Music for Cello Solo A. Raskatov, A. Knaifel, S. Gubaidulina, P. Vasks, V. Ekimovsky, A. Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin 1
2006 Quasi una sonata / Suite in the Old Style / Moz-Art à la Haydn / Concerto Grosso no. 6 Alfred Schnittke; Tapiola Sinfonietta, Ralf Gothóni, Ulf Wallin 1
2006 Cello Sonatas Shostakovich, Schnittke; Alban Gerhardt, Steven Osborne 1
2006 Sonata for Piano No. 1 / Little Piano Pieces / Concerto for Piano and Strings Альфред Гарриевич Шнитке; Svetlana Ponomarëva 1
2007 Epilogue: Works for Cello and Piano Alfred Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen 1
2007 Mozetich: Affairs of the Heart / Langer: Platch / Schnittke: Concerto for Three Mozetich, Langer, Schnittke; Roman Mints 1
2007 Alexander Ivashkin plays Schnittke Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin 1
2007 Film Music Vol. III Alfred Schnittke; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frank Strobel 1
2007 Works for cello & piano E. Lalo, S. Prokofiev, E. Denissov, A. Schnittke; Andrei Demin, Yuri Slesarev 1
2009 Symphony no. 9 / Nunc dimittis Alfred Schnittke, Alexander Raskatov; Dresdner Philharmonie, Dennis Russell Davies 1
2009 Concerto Grosso no. 1 / Symphony no. 9 Alfred Schnittke; Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes, Sharon Bezaly, Christopher Cowie 1
2009 Viola Concertos Elgar, Schnittke; Philharmonia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, David Aaron Carpenter 5 1
2009 Piano Trios Shostakovich, Schnittke; Kempf Trio 1
2011 Sketches Alfred Schnittke; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Andrey Chistiakov 1
2011 Quatuors à cordes 1 - 4 Alfred Schnittke; Quatuor Molinari 2
2012 Solo Violin Works Berio, Schnittke, Boulez; Mari Poll 1
2013 The Soviet Experience, Volume 4: Shostakovich: Quartets nos. 13-15 / Schnittke: Quartet no. 3 Shostakovich, Schnittke; Pacifica Quartet 1
2014 Poulenc / Walton / Dallapiccola / Schnittke / Silvestrov Poulenc, Walton, Dallapiccola, Schnittke, Silvestrov; Duo Gazzana 1
2015 3rd Symphony Alfred Schnittke; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski 1
2016 Penitential Psalms Alfred Schnittke; RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann 1
Symphony no. 1 Alfred Schnittke; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 20th Century Soviet Piano Music Shostakovich, Miaskovsky, Schnittke, Ustvolskaya; Boris Petrushansky 1
1993 Glass: Violin Concerto / Schnittke: Concerto grosso no. 5 Philip Glass, Alfred Schnittke; Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gidon Kremer 1
2005 Complete Piano Sonatas Alfred Schnittke; Igor Tchetuev 1

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