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A critical edition based on the composer’s archive materials

Compiled, edited, and with commentary by Alexander Ivashkin

One of the most important composers to emerge in Russia after Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998) revealed and explored new dimensions in Russian music. His work reflecting the highly complex, yet extremely fragile mentality of the late twentieth century have been performed at every important music festival, in major concert halls and are included in the repertoire of most major orchestras and opera companies. His music has been recorded on hundreds of compact discs for leading labels world wide.
The publication of Alfred Schnittkes Collected Works is a joint project of the Compozitor Publishing House • Saint-Petersburg and the Alfred Schnittke Archive at Goldsmiths College, University of London. This critical edition is intended for performers, scholars and music lovers interested in Schnittke and his music. Its main purpose is to provide them with access to his scores, which are not readily available in Russia or elswhere. All the cores have been checked against Schnittke's manuscripts and existing publications of his music. Concertos and chamber compositions have been published with solo parts edited by leading performers who have collaborated with the composer.

A number with ‘a, b means two parts of the volume — the full score and the piano score.

Series I. WORKS FOR THE STAGE
(full scores and piano scores)

Volume 1a, b. Life with an Idiot, opera in three acts. Libretto by Viktor Yerofeyev (199091; 2 h. 30 min.)
Volume 2a, b. Historia von D. Johann Fausten / History of Dr Johann Faust, opera in three acts, with introduction and epilogue. Libretto by Jörg Morgener after Johannes Spies (198394)
Volume 3a, b. Gesualdo, opera in seven scenes, with prologue and epilogue. Libretto by Richard Bletschacher (1994; 2 h. 30 min.)
Volume 4a, b. Der gelbe Klang / Yellow Sound, scenic composition. For pantomime, instrumental ensemble, soprano and mixed chorus. Libretto by Vasily Kandinsky (197374, edition of 1983; 35 min.)
Volume 5a, b. Labyrinths, ballet in five episodes. For chamber orchestra. Libretto by Vladimir Vasilyev (1971; 35 min.)
Volume 6a, b. Sketches, one-act choreographic fantasy after Nikolay Gogol. Libretto by Andrey Petrov (1985; 47 min.)
Volume 7a, b. Peer Gynt, ballet in three acts with epilogue. Libretto by John Neumeier, after Henrik Ibsen (1986; 2 h. 30 min.)

Series II. SYMPHONIES AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL WORKS
(full scores)

Volume 1. Symphony No. 0. For orchestra (195657)
Volume 2. Symphony No. 1. For orchestra (1972; 64 min.)
Volume 3. Symphony No. 2, 'St. Florian'. For soloists, chamber chorus and orchestra (1979; 55 min.)
Volume 4. Symphony No. 3. For orchestra (1981; 50 min)
Volume 5. Symphony No. 4. For soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra (1984; 41 min.)
Volume 6. Concerto grosso No. 4 / Symphony No. 5. For violin, oboe and orchestra (1988; 40 min.)
Volume 7. Symphony No. 6. For orchestra (1992; 35 min.)
Volume 8. Symphony No. 7. For orchestra (1993; 30 min.)
Volume 9. Symphony No. 8. For orchestra (1993-94; 30 min.)
Volume 10. Symphony No. 9. For orchestra (1995-97; 30 min.)
Volume 11. Scherzo (195455); Overture. For orchestra (195455)
Volume 12. Music for Chamber Orchestra (1964; 10 min.); Four Aphorisms. For chamber orchestra (1988; 10 min.)
Volume 13. Pianissimo… (1968; 9 min.); Passacaglia. For orchestra (1979-80; 20 min.)
Volume 14. In memoriam. For orchestra (orchestral version of the Piano Quintet, 1972-76/78; 29 min.)
Volume 15. Ritual (In memoriam of people killed during World War II, to the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrad). For orchestra (1984-85; 8 min.); (K)ein Sommernachstraum /(Not) a Midsummer Night's Dream. For orchestra (1985); Sutartines. For string orchestra, organ and percussion (1991; 57 min.)
Volume 16. Epilogue from the Ballet Peer Gynt. For orchestra and chorus (on record), with supplement CD (1992; 26 min.)
Volume 17. Hommage à Grieg(1992; 10 min.); Symphonic Prelude (1994; 10 min.); For Liverpool. For orchestra(1994; 10 min.)

Series III. WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENTS ACCOMPANIED BY ORCHESTRA OR BY ENSEMBLE
(full scores and piano scores with parts)

Volume 1a, b. Concerto. For piano and orchestra (1960; 25 min.)
Volume 2a, b. Concerto. For piano and strings (1979; 28 min.)
Volume 3a, b. Music for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1964; 12 min.)
Volume 4a, b. Concerto. For piano, four hands, and chamber orchestra (198788; 20 min.)
Volume 5a, b. Concerto No. 1. For violin and orchestra (1957/1962; 40 min.)
Volume 6a, b. Concerto No. 2. For violin and chamber orchestra (1966; 20 min.)
Volume 7a, b. Concerto No. 3. For violin and chamber orchestra (1978; 28 min.)
Volume 8a, b. Concerto No. 4. For violin and orchestra (1984; 35 min.)
Volume 9. Sonata. For violin and chamber orchestra (the composers version of Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano, 1963/1968; 20 min.)
Volume 10. quasi una sonata. For violin and chamber orchestra (the composers version of the Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, 1968/1987; 20 min.)
Volume 11a, b. Concerto No. 1. For viola and orchestra (1985; 40 min.)
Volume 12a, b. Concerto No. 2. For viola and orchestra (1998; 20 min.)
Volume 13a, b. Monologue. For viola and string orchestra (1989; 20 min.)
Volume 14a, b. Concerto No. 1. For cello and orchestra (1985-86; 40 min.)
Volume 15a, b. Concerto No. 2. For cello and orchestra (1990; 45 min.)
Volume 16a, b. Dialogue. For cello and seven instruments (1965; 18 min.)
Volume 17a, b. Moz-Art à la Haydn. For two violins and chamber orchestra after sketches by Mozart K. 416d (1977; 12 min.)
Volume 18a, b. Konzert zu Dritt / Concerto for Three. For violin, viola, cello and string orchestra (1994; 20 min.)
Volume 19a, b. Concerto. For oboe, harp and strings (1971; 16 min.)
Volume 20.Concerto grosso No. 1.For two violins, harpsichord, prepared piano and strings (1977; 28 min.)
Volume 21. Concerto grosso No. 2. For violin, cello and orchestra (198182; 35 min.)
Volume 22.Concerto grosso No. 3. For two violins, harpsichord and fourteen strings (1985; 20 min.)
Volume 23. Concerto grosso No. 5. For violin, orchestra and off-stage piano (1991; 26 min.)
Volume 24. Concerto grosso No. 6. For violin, piano and string orchestra (1993; 35 min.)

Series IV. WORKS FOR CHORUS
(full scores and piano scores)

Volume 1a, b. Nagasaki, oratorio. For mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus and symphony orchestra. Text by Anatoly Sofronov, Georgy Fere, Yoneda Eisaku and Simedzuki Toson (1958; 40 min.)
Volume 2a, b. Songs of War and Peace, cantata. For soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra. Text by Anatoly Leontyev and Andrey Pokrovsky (1959; 25 min.)
Volume 3a, b. Requiem. For soloists, mixed chorus and instrumental ensemble (1975; 35 min.)
Volume 4a, b. 'Seid nüchtern und wachet. . . ' (Historia von D. Johann Fausten) / Be careful and watch out (History of Dr. Johann Faust), cantata. For counter-tenor, contralto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra. Text from the old book of folk tales about Faust edited and publishedby Johannes Spies (1983: 35 min.)
Volume 5a, b. Der Sonnengesang des Franz von Assisi/Canticle of the Sun by Francis of Assisi. For two mixed choruses and six instruments, on text by St. Francis of Assisi (1976; 8 min.);
Agnus Dei. For two sopranos, female chorus and orchestra (1991; 3 min. 30 sec.);
Solemn Canto. For violin, piano, chorus and symphony orchestra (1991; 6 min.)
Volume 6.
Works for mixed chorus without accompaniment, for mixed chorus and organ and for voices and vibraphone
Choruses on the verses by Alexander Prokofyev, Mikhail Lermontov and Mikhail Isakovsky (195455?; 2 min. 10 sec., 1 min. 50 sec., 1 min. 50 sec.);
Vocalise (1956?; 1 min. 20 sec.);
Three Sacred Choruses on texts from Orthodox Church prayer-book (1984; 9 min.);
Eröffnungsvers zum 1. Festspielsonntag /Opening Verse for the First Festive Sunday. For mixed chorus and organ (1989; 2 min. 30 sec.);
Voices of Nature. For 10 female voices and vibraphone, without text (1972; 8 min.)
Volume 7. Minnesang. For 52 voices on texts by the 12th and 13th century minnesingers (198081; 13 min)
Volume 8. Concerto. For mixed chorus without accompaniment. Verses by Grigor Narekatsi (198485; 47 min.)
Volume 9. Stikhi Pokayannye /Penitential Psalms (Psalms of Repentance). For mixed chorus without accompaniment. Old Russian text, second half of the 16th century (1987; 45 min.)

Series V. WORKS FOR VOICE AND PIANO AND FOR VOICE AND INSTRUMENTS

Volume 1. WORKS FOR VOICE AND PIANO
Part 1. Early Songs (195357):
Redeyet oblakov letuchaya gryada / The flying bank of cloud is thinning, poem by Alexander Pushkin; Sumrak / Dusk, poem by Fyodor Tyutchev; Nishchy / Beggar, poem by Mikhail Lermontov; Beryozka / Birch-tree, poem by Stepan Shchipachev; Three Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva. For mezzo-soprano and piano (1965; 10 min.);
Eight Songs. For baritone and piano, from the incidental music for Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller (1975; 10 min.)
Part 2. Magdalina on poem by Boris Pasternak, from Doctor Zhivago (1977; 6 min.);
Drei Gedichte von Viktor Schnittke / Three Poems by Viktor Schnittke (1988; 7 min.);
Mutter / Mother. For mezzo-soprano and piano, on poems by Else Lasker-Schueler (1993; 2 min.)
Volume 2. WORKS FOR VOICE AND INSTRUMENTS (scores)
Three Madrigals. For soprano, violin, viola, doublebass, vibraphone and harpsichord, on poems by Francisco Tanzer (1980; 8 min.);
Three Scenes. For soprano and ensemble, without text (1980; 17 min.);
Fünf Fragmente zu Bildern von Hieronymus Bosch / Five Fragments to the paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. For tenor, violin, trombone, harpsichord, kettledrums and string orchestra, on texts by Aeschylus and Nicolaus Reusner (1994)

Series VI. CHAMBER WORKS

Volume 1. WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, SOLO VIOLIN AND SOLO VIOLA (scores and parts)
Part 1. Sonata No. 0. For violin and piano (1954-55; 14 min.)
Part 2. Sonata No. 1 . For violin and piano (1963; 20 min.)
Part 3. Sonata No. 2 (Quasi una sonata). For violin and piano (1968; 20 min.)
Part 4.Sonata No. 3. For violin and piano (1994; 15 min.)
Part 5. Suite in the Old Style. For violin and piano (1972; 23 min.)
Part 6. Pieces for Violin and Piano:
Greeting Rondo (1973; 10 min.);
Stille Nacht / Silent Night. Arrangement of the melody by Franz Xaver Gruber (1978; 4 min. 30 sec.);
Polka from the incidental music to “The Census List” (after Gogol) (1978/1984; 2 min.)
Part 7. Works for Solo Violin and Solo Viola
Volume 2. WORKS FOR CELLO AND PIANO AND FOR SOLO CELLO (scores and parts)
Part 1. Sonata No. 1. For cello and piano (1978; 21 min.)
Part 2. Sonata No. 2. For cello and piano (1994; 14 min.)
Part 3. Pieces. For cello and piano and for solo cello Musica nostalgica. For cello and piano (1972/1992; 3 min. 30 sec.);
Klingende Buchstaben / Sounding Letters. For solo cello (1988; 6 min.);
Madrigal in memoriam Oleg Kagan. For solo violin or cello. Cello version (1990; 5 min.);
Improvisation. For solo cello (1993; 8 min.)
Part 4. Epilogue from the Ballet Peer Gynt. For cello, piano and chorus (on record), with supplement CD (1992; 26 min.)
Volume 3. Duets for Two Violins and Violin and Cello (scores)
Prelude in memoriam Dmitry Shostakovich. For two violins or violin and tape (1975; 4 min.);
Minuet from the Suite in the Old Style. The composers arrangement for two violins (1975-76; 3 min. 30 sec.);
Moz-Art (a project of the reconstruction of a half-lost work). For two violins (1976; 8 min.); Stille Musik. For violin and cello (1979; 5 min.)
Volume 4. WORKS FOR TRIOS (scores and parts)
Part 1. Trio (1985; 25 min.); Minuet (1994; 4 min.). For violin, viola and cello
Part 2. Trio. For violin, cello and piano (the composers arrangement of the Trio for violin, viola and cello, 1985/1992; 25 min.)
Volume 5. WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET (scores and parts)
Part 1. Quartet No. 1 (1966; 20 min.); Canon in Memoriam Igor Stravinsky (1971; 4 min.)
Part 2. Quartet No. 2 (1980; 20 min.)
Part 3. Quartet No. 3 (1983; 15 min.)
Part 4. Quartet No. 4 (1989; 38 min.); Variations (1996; 4 min.)
Volume 6. WORKS FOR PIANO QUARTET AND QUINTET (scores and parts)
Part 1. Quartet. For violin, viola, cello and piano (after sketches by Mahler) (1988; 12 min.)
Part 2. Intermezzo. For piano quintet (195455; 7 min.)
Part 3. Quintet. For two violins, viola, cello and piano (197276; 29 min.)
Volume 7. Hymns. For cello and ensemble (score) (197479; 10+8+4+5 min.)
Volume 8. Works for Various Groups (scores)
Concerto. For electrical musical instruments (1960; 14 min.);
Serenade. For violin, clarinet, doublebass, piano and percussion instruments (1968; 12 min.);
Cantus perpetuus. For keyboard and percussion instruments (1975; duration ad libitum, ca 15 min.),
Moz-Art. For flute, clarinet, three violins, viola, cello, doublebass, organ and percussion instruments, after sketches by Mozart K. 416d (1975; 10 min.);
Polyphonic Tango. For instrumental ensemble (1979; 5 min.);
Moz-Art. For oboe, harpsichord, harp, violin, cello and doublebass, after sketches by Mozart K. 416d (1980; 7 min.);
Septet. For flute, two clarinets, violin, viola, cello, harpsichord and organ (198182; 15 min.);
Lebenslauf / A Life Story. For four metronomes, percussion instruments and piano (1982; 12 min.);
Schall und Hall. For trombone and piano (1983; 8 min.), Music to Imagined Play. For ensemble (1985; 10 min.);
3 x 7. For clarinet, French horn, trombone, harpsichord, violin, cello and doublebass (1989; 5 min.);
Moz-Art à la Mozart. For eight flutes and harp, after sketches by Mozart K. 416d (1990; 10 min.);
Quartet. For percussion instruments (1993; 3 min.)

Series VII. WORKS FOR KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

Volume 1. WORKS FOR PIANO
Part 1. Sonata No. 1 (1987; 28 min.)
Part 2. Sonata No. 2 (199091; 19 min.)
Part 3. Sonata No. 3 (1992; 10 min.)
Part 4. Pieces for Piano
Part 5. Cadenzas to Mozarts Piano Concertos
Cadenza for the Concerto in C minor, K. 491 (1975; 5 min.);
Three cadenzas for the Concerto in C major, K. 467 (1980; 5 min.);
Cadenza for the Concerto in C major, K. 503 (1983; 3 min.);
Two Cadenzas for the Concerto in B flat major, K. 39 (1990; 3 min.)
Volume 2. Works for Piano Ensembles, for Organ and for Harpsichord
Dedication to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich. For piano, six hands (1990; 7 min.);
Sonatina. For piano, four hands (1994; 5 min.);
Two Little Pieces. For organ (1980; 6 min.); Three Fragments. For harpsichord (1990; 5 min.)

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