Schnittke – The Ten Symphonies

Label BIS
Composers Schnittke, Alfred
Rarely have I made such an impact on the musical world as when I was instrumental in introducing Alfred Schnittke's music to the West. I heard his Cello Sonata, was totally sold on it, went to Moscow, and we agreed that BIS should record his entire oeuvre. That we still haven't accomplished, but we have come a pretty far way, including recording all of his symphonies, from the No "zero" to the 9th.

These we boxed together and sold very cheaply, 6 CD:s for the price of 2, and they went like hotcakes. Very unfortunately the copyright rules have now changed so that we no longer can afford to sell the Boxes physically at that price level, the costs exceeding the income, but, since this doesn't apply to digital selling, we can still keep the price at that level for the first week here, and this we are now doing. Schnittke's Complete Symphonies at the price of 26:87, a bargain if ever there was one.

After this week the price will go up, and, as said, the physical Box will be rather more expensive in the future. Enjoy the music of a great man, brought to you by BIS!
 
 
$ 32.55 USD
 

Extra material for download

Included albums

  • Schnittke - Symphony no.1
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.1 76:43
    1 First Movement 21:22
    2 Second Movement 14:46
    3 Third Movement 08:59
    4 Fourth Movement 27:16
    5 Applause 04:20
  • Schnittke - Symphony No.2
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.2, St. Florian (1979/80) 59:18
    1 I. Rezitando (Kyrie) 10:31
    2 II. Maestoso (Gloria) 05:11
    3 III. Moderato (Credo) 08:50
    4 IV. Pesante (Crucifixus) 08:24
    5 (IV.) Coda: Agitato (Et resurrexit) - Maestoso 03:37
    6 Introduction to V. Andante (Sanctus) 03:57
    7 V. Andante 08:00
    8 VI. Andante (Agnus Dei) 10:48
  • Schnittke – Symphony No. 3 & 7
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.3 (1981) 48:55
    1 I. Einleitung 11:56
    2 II. Sonatensatz. Allegro 12:31
    3 III. Scherzo. Allegretto 07:16
    4 IV. Finale. Adagio 17:12
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.7 (1993) 22:03
    5 I. Andante 05:02
    6 II. Largo 02:32
    7 III. Allegro 14:29
  • Schnittke – Symphony No. 4 & 5
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.4 (1984) – Version for counter-tenor, tenor, mixed choir and orchestra 09:02
    1 Andante poco pesante – 09:02
    2 ‘Cadenza’ – 04:32
    3 Moderato – 04:39
    4 Molto pesante – Moderato – 11:38
    5 Vivo – 01:15
    6 Moderato – Andante poco pesante – 05:02
    7 ‘Coro’ 05:20
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Concerto Grosso No.4 – Symphony No.5 (1988) 26:25
    8 I. Allegro 04:44
    9 II. Allegretto 08:48
    10 III. Lento – Allegro 16:43
    11 IV. Lento 09:42
  • Schnittke – Symphony No.6 & 8
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.6 (1992) 33:40
    1 I. Allegro moderato 13:53
    2 II. Presto 04:15
    3 III. Adagio 10:09
    4 IV. Allegro vivace 05:23
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.8 (1994) 36:12
    5 I. Moderato 08:36
    6 II. Allegro moderato 04:18
    7 III. Lento 15:59
    8 IV. Allegro moderato 05:07
    9 V. Lento 02:12
  • Schnittke – Symphony No. 9 & 10
    Disc 1
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.0 (1956–57) 40:52
    1 I. Allegro ma non troppo 13:08
    2 II. Allegro vivace 07:16
    3 III. Andante 10:33
    4 IV. Allegro 09:55
    Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
    Symphony No.9 (1997) – Reconstruction by Alexander Raskatov (2006) 33:49
    5 I. [Andante] 18:13
    6 II. Moderato 08:04
    7 III. Presto 07:32