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Music by Alfred Schnittke featured in Volker Schlöndorff´s film ´Der Neunte Tag´

Composer Alfred Schnittke
Performer Roland Pöntinen
Patrik Swedrup
Torleif Thedéen
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Lev Markiz, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-1507 CD
EAN 7318590015070
Format CD
Release date Oct 2004
Total time 72'48

When German film director and Oscar winner Volker Schlöndorff first started planning his film Der neunte Tag, he decided not to use any music in the sound track. The story of Abbé Henri Kremer and his descent into the hell of the Nazi concentration camps was so strong that music might be a distraction. But the BIS recording of Alfred Schnittke's Cello Concerto No. 1, acquired during a visit to St. Petersburg in the early 1990s, kept nagging at Schlöndorff's mind. After listening to much of the music of Schnittke, the filmmaker then found another work, Concerto Grosso No. 1, which made a lasting impression. He decided that he would use this music in the film. As he remarked: 'there is an affinity that causes the music to suit the film extraordinarily well'. This disc presents the two gripping works by Alfred Schnittke in a special compilation for Volker Schlöndorff's film Der neunte Tag.
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  Alfred Schnittke
  Concerto grosso No.1 32'09
01 I. Preludio 5'59
02 II. Toccata 4'44
03 III. Recitativo 8'50
04 IV. Cadenza 2'30
05 V. Rondo 7'30
06 VI. Postludio 2'36
  Cello Concerto No.1 39'54
07 I. Pesante, moderato 14'14
08 II. Largo 10'11
09 III. Allegro vivace 3'50
10 IV. Largo 11'39
  Album total 72'48
OrchestraDanish National Symphony Orchestra
New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
ComposerSchnittke, Alfred
ViolinSwedrup, Patrik
ConductorMarkiz, Lev
Segerstam, Leif
PianoPöntinen, Roland
CelloThedéen, Torleif

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