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Music by Alfred Schnittke featured in Volker Schlöndorff´s film ´Der Neunte Tag´

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1507 CD
Release date2004-10-27
Total time72:48

When German film director and Oscar winner Volker Schlöndorff first started planning his film Der neunte Tag, he decided not to use any music in the sound track. The story of Abbé Henri Kremer and his descent into the hell of the Nazi concentration camps was so strong that music might be a distraction. But the BIS recording of Alfred Schnittke's Cello Concerto No. 1, acquired during a visit to St. Petersburg in the early 1990s, kept nagging at Schlöndorff's mind. After listening to much of the music of Schnittke, the filmmaker then found another work, Concerto Grosso No. 1, which made a lasting impression. He decided that he would use this music in the film. As he remarked: 'there is an affinity that causes the music to suit the film extraordinarily well'. This disc presents the two gripping works by Alfred Schnittke in a special compilation for Volker Schlöndorff's film Der neunte Tag.
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 10.81
Extra material for download
  Composer: Schnittke, Alfred
  Concerto grosso No.1 32:09
01 I. Preludio 05:59 $ 0.90 USD
02 II. Toccata 04:44 $ 0.71 USD
03 III. Recitativo 08:50 $ 1.33 USD
04 IV. Cadenza 02:30 $ 0.38 USD
05 V. Rondo 07:30 $ 1.13 USD
06 VI. Postludio 02:36 $ 0.39 USD
  Cello Concerto No.1 39:54
07 I. Pesante, moderato 14:14 $ 2.14 USD
08 II. Largo 10:11 $ 1.53 USD
09 III. Allegro vivace 03:50 $ 0.58 USD
10 IV. Largo 11:39 $ 1.75 USD
  Album total 72:48
OrchestraDanish National Symphony Orchestra
New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
ComposerSchnittke, Alfred
ViolinSwedrup, Patrik
ConductorMarkiz, Lev
Segerstam, Leif
PianoPöntinen, Roland
CelloThedéen, Torleif

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