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Schiff, Heinrich 1951-2016

Works: 680 works in 1,488 publications in 4 languages and 15,247 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Live sound recordings  Arrangements (Music)  Suites  Concertos  Overtures  Symphonies  Concerti grossi  Interviews  Orchestral music 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Conductor, Editor, Author, Other, Arranger, Musician, Adapter, Annotator, Interviewee
Classifications: M552, 787.41858
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Most widely held works about Heinrich Schiff
Most widely held works by Heinrich Schiff
String quintet by Franz Schubert( )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Kuss hold back nothing in their depiction of spine-chilling power in these movements....' said Gramophone magazine of the Kuss Quartet's recording of Schubert's G major Quartet. For their new release they are joined by cellist Miklos Perenyi for the greatest of Schubert's chamber works, the late String Quintet. This is an altogether more relaxed and genial work than the G major Quartet, and contains one of the composers most haunting and beautiful slow movements. The Kuss Quartet excel in this repertoire as can be heard on this CD
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though they were long misunderstood as mere technical hurdles, Bach's six suites for unaccompanied cello are among those rare works of music that offer inexhaustible rewards for performer and listener alike. Yo-Yo Ma gave a pathbreaking account of the suites back in the '80s (Suites for Unaccompanied Cello) but returns to them here impelled by a unique and interdisciplinary approach. For this project, Ma engaged the talents of artists in different fields--ranging from a landscape artist to a Kabuki actor and figure skaters--to produce six short films as a visual correlative for the highly distinctive character of each suite. While the success of the films in illuminating Bach's creativity is decidedly uneven, Ma brings the music itself to life with a searing, quasi-vocal eloquence. His interpretations are probing, characterized by imaginative bowing and attention to the spacious architecture of Bach's score. This is especially clear in Ma's preference for broad, expansive tempos and patient spinning of filigreed detail. True, the generally Romantic cast of his conception can seem overdone and exaggerated in statement, as if Ma is more intent on overlaying his own personality on the discipline of the music. But the prayerful, meditative concentration he brings to the Sarabandes--listen to the single-lined, anguished tone painting in Suite 5--is utterly convincing. There is a sense of profound introspection here, while in the Sarabande of Suite 6 Ma's phrasing suggests we are in the same spiritual terrain as Beethoven's late quartets. Yet there is no lack of blistering energy and extroverted high spirits in some of the more overtly dance-oriented movements. While purists may complain of distortion in these accounts, Ma once again proves he has something vital to say with this music. - Amazon
Cello concerto no. 1, op. 107 ; Cello concerto no. 2, op. 126 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

15 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete concertos by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms( )

9 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano trio in B, op. 8 by Johannes Brahms( )

10 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerti grossi nos. 1 & 5 by Alfred Schnittke( )

6 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto in A minor, op. 129 ; Adagio and allegro, op. 70 ; Fantasiestücke, op. 73 ; 5 stücke im Volkston, op. 102 by Robert Schumann( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for cello and orchestra ; Dance preludes ; Concerto for oboe, harp, and chamber orchestra by Witold Lutosławski( )

12 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markussion : heavy loaded percussion recital by Markus Leoson( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darting the skiff ; Maharal dreaming ; Cello concerto ; Vaganza by John Casken( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann-Phantasie : for large orchestra = für grosses Orchester ; Bardo : for violoncello and orchestra = für Violoncello und Orchester by Hans Zender( )

6 editions published in 2006 and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kammermusik und Klavierwerke by Vinzenz Lachner( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos by Bernd Alois Zimmermann( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates. Violoncelle, petit orchestre. (1957). Zimmermann, Bernd Alois4230. Schiff, Heinrich4590
Violin concertos by Joseph Haydn( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 5 in B flat major D485 ; Symphony no. 3 in D major D200 ; Overture in C major ìn the Italian style' D591 by Franz Schubert( )

2 editions published in 1993 and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klavierkonzerte Nr. 1-5 ; Tripelkonzert by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 1991 and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1 & 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kremer plays Schnittke by Alfred Schnittke( )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heinrich Schiff Austrian cellist and conductor

Heinrich Schiff dirigent uit Oostenrijk

Heinrich Schiff österreichischer Cellist und Dirigent

Heinrich Schiff osztrák csellista, karmester

Heinrich Schiff rakouský violoncellista a dirigent

Heinrich Schiff violoncellista e direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Heinrich Schiff violoncelliste et chef d'orchestre autrichien

Heinrich Schiff wiolonczelista i dyrygent austriacki

Heirinch Schiff

Schiff, H.

Шифф, Генрих

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