Russian Avant-Garde Music - works by Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Alfred Schnittke / Rozhdestvensky

Album Summary

>Denisov, Edison : Peinture, for piano & orchestra
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Offertorium, concerto for violin & orchestra (3 versions)
>Schnittke, Alfred : Dead Souls (The Census List), suite for orchestra
>Sofia Gubaydulina / Ediso : March for symphony orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This amazing release features a concert that has not only great artistic value, but also historic significance. It was the first and arguably the last time in the history of Soviet music when three large pieces by Schnittke, Denisov, and Gubaidulina - the informal leaders of Soviet avant-garde - were performed during one night!

The year was 1982, a turning point for Soviet culture and the year that the tide started to turn, leading to the final collapse of all censorial bans a few years later. Not long before that, all three composers had been officially ostracized from the tribune of the Union of Composers, and from the pages of the Pravda newspaper. One really had to have the genius and the reputation of the great Gennady Rozhdestvensky in order to put these names together in a concert program, and to conduct it with such splendor.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (04/15/1982).



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Works Details

>Denisov, Edison : Peinture, for piano & orchestra
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Offertorium, concerto for violin & orchestra (3 versions)
  • Performer: Oleg Kagan (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Running Time: 38 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1980-1986

>Schnittke, Alfred : Dead Souls (The Census List), suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Sofia Gubaydulina / Ediso : March for symphony orchestra
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Written: 1980s