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William Walton, Alfred Schnittke: Violin Concertos / Yuri Bashmet, violin; Academic SO; Kitayenko

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Concerto for Viola
>Schnittke, Alfred : Passacaglia for orchestra
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Firma Melodiya presents a live recording of works by the music classics of the 20th century William Walton and Alfred Schnittke made at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The compositions by Walton and Schnittke were recorded at the concert of Yuri Bashmet and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society conducted by Dmitri Kitayenko on April 6, 1982. Through his activities, Yuri Bashmet, an outstanding musician of today, favoured the extension of viola repertoire, and Dmitri Kitayenko, who became the leader of one of Moscow's best orchestras after Kirill Kondrashin left the country, were the first performers of these works in the former USSR.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (04/06/1982).


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Works Details

>Walton, William : Concerto for Viola
  • Performer: Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Kitayenko
  • Ensemble: Academic Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 28 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1928-1961

>Schnittke, Alfred : Passacaglia for orchestra
  • Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Running Time: 22 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979-1980