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Donald Macleod explores Schnittke's early career, culminating in his brilliant oratorio Nagasaki, a work that resulted in his being blacklisted for decades.

Donald Macleod presents a celebration of the music of the USSR's last great composer, Alfred Schnittke.

He is joined by Alexander Ivashkin, cellist and professor of music at Goldsmith's College London to explore Schnittke's early career, culminating in his brilliant oratorio Nagasaki, a work that resulted in the composer's being blacklisted and removed from 'approved' lists of musicians for decades.

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Mon 11 Jan 2010 22:00

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  • Alfred Schnittke

    (K)ein Sommernachtstraum

    Performer: Russian State Symphony Orchestra Performer: Valery Polyansky

    • CHANDOS CHAN9722.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Fugue for solo violin

    Performer: Mark Lubotsky (violin)

    • NAXOS 8554728.
    • 1.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Nagasaki

    Performer: Hanneli Rupert (mezzo) Performer: Cape Town Orchestra Voice Of The Nation Performer: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Owain Arwel Hughes

    • BIS CD 1647.

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