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Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Piano and Strings, part 2
Seeded by svetlanaponomareva on 12 Jan 2009
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Author: pianistvesta
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Piano and Strings, part 2 Omsk Organ Hall April 9, 2003, Russia Svetlana Ponomarëva Piano Yuri Nikolaevsky Conductor Omsk Chamber Orchestra "On April 9, 2003, Omsk newly renovated Organ Hall saw the last concert Yuri Nikolaevsky conducted. A personal friend of Alfred Schnittke, he had worked with Schnittke at Mosfilm for many years. There the composer was writing film music, testing his ideas for his most ambitious works. When the Director of the Omsk Chamber Orchestra arranged to have Nikolaevsky fly from Moscow to Omsk especially to conduct the Concerto for Piano & Strings with Svetlana Ponomarëva as the soloist, we felt honored and we knew the maestro was on a mission, to serve his friend's music wherever it would take him. (...)" Please visit www.ponomarevapianist.com for more information about this recording.
Composer: Alfred Schnittke
Conductor: Yuri Nikolaevsky
Instrument: Piano
Period: 20th Century