Huge fan of Alfred Schnittke's works am I, especially his Concerti Grossi and Concertos. Yes, I am also fond of his Symphonies and the String Quartets...ok I like almost everything he penned (although his late bleaker works, somewhat less). Schnittke's poly-stylistic Concerto Grosso No. 1 is probably my favorite among the five in the series, and the two concertos on this disc are wonderful also. This BIS disc (and there are almost 40 Schnittke discs on BIS I believe!) is one of my favorite Schnittke recordings.
Due to this damned cold I missed several major bdays from the last few days, including Benjamin Britten. I will add belated bday posts sometime soon.
I hope you all enjoy...