Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Concerto n° 2 (1990)

for cello and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1990
    • Duration : 32 mn
    • Publisher : Hans Sikorski
    • Commission: Mstislav Rostropovich
    • Dedication : Mstislav Rostropovich
Detailed formation
  • soloist : cello
  • 3 flutes (also 3 piccolos), 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 7 percussionists, 1 harp, celesta, 1 piano, harpsichord, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 27 May 1990
    Location :

    France, Evian


    Performers :

    Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncelle ; Symphony Orchestra of the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia ; Theodor Guschlbauer, direction.