Schnittke's Vision of the Future

Music, Classical and opera
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London Philharmonic orchestra under Michail Jurowski, with cellist Johannes Moser.

Ligeti: Lontano

Lutosławski: Cello Concerto

Schnittke: Symphony No 1

(Note: at 6pm in the RFH, a free pre-concert event. Professor Alexander Ivashkin plays cello works by Lutosławski and Schnittke, and reads unpublished correspondence between them to explore their personal relations.)


(For Alfred Schnittke, ‘incidental’ and ‘serious’ music were one and the same. When the composer began work on his First Symphony in 1969, he was also scoring the documentary film 'The World Today. As music for soundtrack and symphony drifted into one another, Schnittke emerged as a unique and vital symphonic voice for the coming multimedia age.)


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