i've been meaning to post some more Schnittke for a while; judging by the downloads, the Concerto Grosso piqued some interest... or those tricky Russians got a-hold of the internet again.
it's Sunday, so here's his incredible Requiem "mass", written for mixed chorus and organ primarily, but also a smattering of chamber instruments, from kit percussion and celesta to electric bass/guitar and the odd solo brass. a from-the-top listen is best, but there are a lot of standout tester tracks, like the heavenly, melismatic Sanctus and the downright apocalyptic Tuba Mirum, the latter of which is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. there's not much overt genre-mashing going on, just 32:04 of fucking rad (and listener friendly!) music from the ragged edge of Schnittke's unique brand of tonality.
fanboy status is assured