℗ 2014 Delphian Records Ltd
Released January 13, 2014
Duration 2h 26m 10s
Catalogue No. DCD34131
Genre Classical (20th/21st Century)
 

Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music

Simon Smith

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Piano Sonata No. 1  
1.1
I. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
8:33
1.2
II. Allegretto
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
4:58
1.3
III. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
8:06
1.4
IV. Allegro
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
8:44
Piano Sonata No. 2  
1.5
I. Moderato
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
6:26
1.6
II. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
5:29
1.7
III. Allegro moderato
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
6:56
Piano Sonata No. 3  
1.8
I. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
5:44
1.9
II. Allegro
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
2:03
1.10
III. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
5:14
1.11
IV. Allegro
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
3:17
1.12
Variations
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
11:11
2.1
Prelude and Fugue
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
8:15
2.2
Improvisation and Fugue
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
5:53
2.3
Variations on a Chord
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
6:56
Little Piano Pieces  
2.4
I. Folk Song
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
0:29
2.5
II. In the Mountains
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
0:35
2.6
III. Cuckoo and Woodpecker
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
0:34
2.7
IV. Melody
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:23
2.8
V. Tale
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:51
2.9
VI. Play
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
0:38
2.10
VII. Children's Piece
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
3:13
2.11
VIII. March
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:19
2.12
Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich
Alfred Schnittke; John Cameron; Richard Beauchamp; Simon Smith
6:49
Five Aphorisms  
2.13
I. Moderato assai
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
4:09
2.14
II. Allegretto
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:53
2.15
III. Lento
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:57
2.16
IV. Senza tempo
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
2:36
2.17
V. Grave
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
2:34
2.18
Sonatina for Piano (Four Hands)
Alfred Schnittke; Richard Beauchamp; Simon Smith
3:02
Cadenza to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491  
2.19
First Movement (1975)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
4:56
Two Cadenzas to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467  
2.20
... to first movement (1980)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
4:03
2.21
... to third movement (1980)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:09
Cadenza to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503  
2.22
First Movement (1983)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
2:43
Two Cadenzas to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, K. 39  
2.23
... to first movement (1990)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
1:34
Two Cadenzas to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, K39  
2.24
... to third movement (1990)
Alfred Schnittke; Simon Smith
0:58
"... an outstanding player with a huge expressive range ..." - International Record Review "Simon Smith can easily challenge at the highest level and to my ears gives us a sharpness of focus on these pieces which makes him a real winner." - MusicWeb International "Simon Smith has the technical wherewithal and serious musicianship that enable him to convey seemingly intractable passages with narrative cogency ... an important release." - Gramophone "Four Stars ...Smith demonstrates complete empathy with Schnittke's distinctive sound world. His playing has great dramatic immediacy ... these are compelling and utterly persuasive accounts." - BBC Music Magazine Pianist Simon Smith turns to one of his lifelong loves, the music of Alfred Schnittke, on this highly acclaimed double album comprising Schnittke’s entire published output for solo piano, including one piece for piano duet and another for six hands at one keyboard. The Russian composer’s music often makes gargantuan demands of the player: Smith’s technical prowess, astonishing dynamic palette and heartfelt musicality make him its ideal exponent.
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Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-5.68
-19.20 to -0.40
-28.68
-39.90 to -18.02
14
9 to 21
1.1
I. Lento
-2.53-33.8421
1.2
II. Allegretto
-0.40-18.0211
1.3
III. Lento
-0.40-25.8516
1.4
IV. Allegro
-0.40-20.6212
1.5
I. Moderato
-0.40-23.5115
1.6
II. Lento
-0.40-28.4718
1.7
III. Allegro moderato
-0.40-18.469
1.8
I. Lento
-13.49-37.3515
1.9
II. Allegro
-0.40-18.6611
1.10
III. Lento
-8.18-32.5416
1.11
IV. Allegro
-0.40-23.6715
1.12
Variations
-0.40-23.5915
2.1
Prelude and Fugue
-0.40-23.5314
2.2
Improvisation and Fugue
-0.40-23.0615
2.3
Variations on a Chord
-5.84-30.4914
2.4
I. Folk Song
-19.20-37.5212
2.5
II. In the Mountains
-6.82-26.2711
2.6
III. Cuckoo and Woodpecker
-7.49-30.6012
2.7
IV. Melody
-13.41-38.1714
2.8
V. Tale
-14.50-36.7013
2.9
VI. Play
-8.23-28.4911
2.10
VII. Children's Piece
-13.32-39.9012
2.11
VIII. March
-8.42-30.5214
2.12
Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich
-0.40-25.8416
2.13
I. Moderato assai
-4.05-31.9216
2.14
II. Allegretto
-2.87-26.5214
2.15
III. Lento
-1.67-30.2214
2.16
IV. Senza tempo
-8.26-39.3018
2.17
V. Grave
-1.92-28.8315
2.18
Sonatina for Piano (Four Hands)
-11.74-31.7412
2.19
First Movement (1975)
-5.34-27.5113
2.20
... to first movement (1980)
-8.41-26.7811
2.21
... to third movement (1980)
-11.47-29.8310
2.22
First Movement (1983)
-3.56-25.3913
2.23
... to first movement (1990)
-9.01-28.7811
2.24
... to third movement (1990)
-9.98-29.9313

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