Alfred Schnittke / Alexander Raskatov - Symphony No. 9 / Nunc Dimittis mp3 album
Schnittke: Symphony No. 9 - Andante · Dresdner Philharmonie · Dennis Russell Davies. Schnittke: Symphony No. 9, Raskatov: Nunc Dimittis. 2009 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin. Released on: 2009-02-20. Producer: Manfred Eicher Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Peter Länger Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Markus Heiland Composer: Alfred Schnittke. Auto-generated by YouTube.
This 2009 ECM disc containing the world premiere of Alfred Schnittke's Ninth Symphony, the composer's final work, will be mandatory listening for fans of post-modernist Russian music, or contemporary music in general
Track Listing: Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998): 0. 03. Symphony No. 9 (1997/2006) Reconstruction of the manuscript: Alexander Raskatov: 01., 02. Moderato, 03. Presto. Alexander Raskatov ( 1953): 04. Nunc dimittis (2007). In memoriam Alfred Schnittke for mezzo-soprano, men’s voices and orchestra. Personnel: Dresden Philarmonie condotta da Dennis Russel Davies ; Elena Vassilieva (mezzo-soprano) ; The Hilliard Ensemble. Title: Symphony N., Nunc dimittis Year Released: 2010 Record Label: ECM Records.
Album · 2009 · 4 Songs. 9: II. Moderato. By Alfred Schnittke - Dresdner Philharmonie & Dennis Russell Davies. 3. 9: III. 4. Nunc dimittis - in Memoriam Alfred Schnittke. By Alexander Raskatov.
Alfred Schnittke's Symphony No. 9 is an incomplete final testament, with the ailing composer writing three movements with his non-dominant left hand in 1997-98 before abandoning it. Gennady Rozhdestvensky hastily prepared a performable version that same year for a Moscow concert, but Schnittke suppressed it after hearing the radio broadcast. Anyway, after listening to the music it is quite clear that Raskatov's "Nunc Dimittis" and the Ninth project very different sound worlds. Both are fine works in themselves but should not be welded to one another. The Raskatov piece struck me as a very worthwhile composition, structurally cogent and imaginatively scored for an unusual ensemble including a mezzo soprano, a male vocal quartet, electric guitar (?) and an exotic percussion battery.
3 Schnittke: Symphony No. 9 - Presto Dresdner Philharmonie 8:14. 4 Nunc Dimittis: In Memoriam Alfred Schnittke Dresdner Philharmonie 15:57.
The Symphony No. 9 by Alfred Schnittke was written two years before his death in 1998. The reconstruction of the manuscript of a barely readable score was made by a younger generation composer – Alexander Raskatov – hired by Irina Schnittke, the composer's widow. Raskatov not only reconstructed Schnittke's Ninth but also wrote his own composition: Nunc dimittis – In memoriam Alfred Schnittke. The premiere recording of both pieces was conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.
At the time of his death in 1998, Alfred Schnittke was struggling to complete his Ninth Symphony. Paralysed by a stroke on his right side, he had composed the work using his left hand, creating a mass of scarcely readable sketches. After his death they were deciphered by Alexander Raskatov, who also devised the plan of following Schnittke's three movements - an opening Andante longer than the following Moderato and Presto put together - with his own setting of the Nunc Dimittis, which is dedicated to Schnittke's memory.
Alfred Schnittke: Symphony No. 9; Alexander Raskatov: Nunc dimittis (2009) Elena Vassilieva, mezzo-soprano, The Hilliard Ensemble Dresdner Philharmonie, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies EAC FLAC Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb Scans included Classical Label: ECM ECM New Series 2025, 476 6994 Time: 00:53:05. This 2009 ECM disc containing the world premiere of Alfred Schnittke's Ninth Symphony, the composer's final work, will be mandatory listening for fans of post-modernist Russian music, or contemporary music in general. By far one of the most stunning ECM New Series entries, this album is a more than fitting testament to a glorious composer and an opportune introduction for another who, though not so well known, walks humbly in his shadow.
Schnittke - Symphony No. 9, Raskatov - Nunc Dimittis (ECM, 2009). 1. 9 (Reconstruction of the manuscript by A. Raskatov) - Andante. Alexander Raskatov - Nunc Dimittis. Schnittke - Symphony No.
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|Symphony No. 9
Composed By – Alfred Schnittke
Composed By – Alexander Raskatov*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
- Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
- Made By – EDC, Germany
- Recorded At – Studio Lukaskirche, Dresden
- Baritone Vocals – Gordon Jones (tracks: 4)
- Conductor – Dennis Russell Davies
- Countertenor Vocals – David James (tracks: 4)
- Design – Sascha Kleis
- Engineer [Tonmeister] – Markus Heiland, Peter Laenger
- Ensemble – The Hilliard Ensemble (tracks: 4)
- Executive-Producer – Manfred Eicher
- Liner Notes [Conversation, Interviewee] – Alexander Raskatov*
- Liner Notes [Conversation, Interviewer] – Helmut Peters
- Liner Notes [German] – Helmut Peters
- Liner Notes [Helmut Peters, English Translation] – J. Bradford Robinson
- Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Elena Vassilieva (tracks: 4)
- Orchestra – Dresdner Philharmonie
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Max Franosch
- Photography By [Liner Photo (Booklet Page 1)] – Yngvild Sørbye
- Photography By [Liner Photos (Booklet Pages 2, 11, 27)] – Peter Laenger
- Photography By [Liner Photos] – Frank Höhler
- Score Editor [Reconstruction Of The Manuscript] – Alexander Raskatov* (tracks: 1 to 3)
- Tenor Vocals – Rogers Covey-Crump (tracks: 4), Steven Harrold (tracks: 4)
- Text By – Joseph Brodsky (tracks: 4), Starets Siluan (tracks: 4)
- Text By [Booklet; Translation From Russian To English Of Joseph Brodsky Text, "Candlemas"] – George L. Kline
- Text By [Booklet; Translation From Russian To English Of Starets Siluan Text] – Hans-Ulrich Duffek
- Text By [Booklet; Translation From Russian To German Of Joseph Brodsky Text, "Lichtmess"] – Melitta Neumann
- Text By [Booklet; Translation From Russian To German Of Starez Siluan Text] – Hans-Ulrich Duffek
NotesSymphony No. 9 (1997/2006)
In memoriam Alfred Schnittke
for mezzo-soprano, men's voices and orchestra
Recorded January 2008
An ECM Production
℗ 2009 ECM Records GmbH
© 2009 ECM Records GmbH
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- Barcode: 028947669944
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 02516
- SPARS Code: DDD