Schnittke - Musica Nostalgica | Onyx ONYX4180

Schnittke - Musica Nostalgica


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4180

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 9th June 2017



For those wanting to explore the chamber music of 20th-century master, Alfred Schinttke, this CD is the perfect place to start. The disc ends with a highly personal musical memorial to Schnittke by Leonard Elschenbroich as both composer and performer, who has had since his early years a deep interest in both the man and music: arguably the greatest Russian composer since Shostakovich.

"Whilst the musics on this recording are formally very contrasting neo-baroque stylisations vs. atonal modernism it is the sentiment of Nostalgia that binds them all together. In the Russian sense of the word, compared to its use in English, Nostalgia is a feeling more painful, more severe, regarded with respectful fear. A dangerous disease, a tragic psychological endemic" Leonard Elschenbroich


The playing is introspective and intense, with plenty moody self-reflection in the dark ebbs and whispered nostalgia of the First Cello Sonata. ... Petr Limonov provides immaculately chiselled piano counterparts throughout.  Kate Molleson
The Guardian 5 January 2017

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