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International Alfred Schnittke Festival in Moscow

The programme for the International Alfred Schnittke Festival in Moscow planned for the occasion of the composer's 70th birthday on 24 November 2004 is essentially fixed as follows:

2 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Twelve Verses of Penitence for Mixed Choir

Yuri Bashmet, Viola

Russian State Symphonic Capella

Conductor: Valeri Polyanski

4 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Suite in the Olden Style for Chamber Orchestra (arr. Spivakov /Milman)

Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra

Five Fragments to Pictures of Hieronymus Bosch for Tenor, Violin, Trombone, Harpsichord and Strings

Sonata for Violin and Chamber Orchestra

Irina Schnittke, Piano

Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi"

Conductor and Solo Violin: Vladimir Spivakov

6 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

An Orchestral Work

Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Chamber Orchestra

Music from the Ballet "Sketches"

Oleh Krysa, Violin

Russian National Philharmonic

Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov

8 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Concerto Grosso No. 3 for Two Violins and Chamber Orchestra

Concerto Grosso No. 6 for Piano, Violin and Strings

Concerto Grosso No. 2 for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra

Gidon Kremer, Violin

Tatyana Grindenko, Violin

Chamber Orchestra "Kremerata Baltica"

Lera Auerbach, Piano

Orchestra "New Russia"

Conductor: Roman Kofman

10 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Concerto Grosso No. 4 - Symphony No. 5

Concerto Grosso No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra

Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Two Violins, Harpsichord, Prepared Piano and Strings

Gidon Kremer, Violin

Tatyana Grindenko, Violin

Lera Auerbach, Piano

Orchestra "New Russia"

Conductor: Roman Kofman

12 October 2004

Pavel Slobdkin Centre, Moscow

Sonata 1955 for Violin and Piano (Russian premiere)

Epilogue for Violoncello, Piano and Tape

Sonata No. 1 for Violoncello and Piano

Minuet for Violin, Viola and Violoncello

Oleh Krysa, Violin, Viola

Tatyana Grindenko, Violin

Alexander Ivashkin, Violoncello

Irina Schnittke, Piano

14 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

String Quartet No. 1

String Quartet No. 2

String Quartet No. 3

String Quartet No. 4

Kronos Quartet

16 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Symphony No. 2 "St. Florian" for Mixed Choir and Large Orchestra

"Seid nchtern und wachet....," Cantata for Alto, Countertenor, Tenor, Bass, Mixed Choir and Orchestra

Russian State Symphonic Capella

Conductor: Valeri Polyanski

18 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Concerto No. 2 for Violoncello and Orchestra

Symphony No. 8

Alexander Ivashkin, Violoncello

Orchestra "New Russia"

Conductor: Valery Gergiev

20 October 2004

Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 7

"(K)ein Sommernachtstraum" for Orchestra

Natalia Gutman, Violoncello

Russian National Philharmonic

Conductor: Kurt Masur

The Festival is being organised by the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Cultural Committee of the City of Moscow in collaboration with the German Embassy.