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Schiff, Heinrich 1951-

Works: 604 works in 1,276 publications in 3 languages and 9,365 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Interviews  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Editor, Author, Arranger, Adapter, Interviewee, Annotator
Classifications: M51, 787.41858
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Most widely held works by Heinrich Schiff
String quintet in C major, D. 956 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 700 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
Cello concerto no. 1, op. 107 Cello concerto no. 2, op. 126 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

12 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triple concerto Piano concerto no. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es ist fast so etwas wie eine Familienproduktion: Für zwei groe Beethoven-Konzerte haben sich die Pianistin Mari Kodama und ihr Ehemann, der Dirigent Kent Nagano, mit dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin zusammengetan. Auf ihrem Programm: das Tripelkonzert - 1803/04 in einer äuerst produktiven Schaffensphase entstanden, in einer Zeit, in der Beethoven auch die "Eroica" komponierte - und das dritte Klavierkonzert aus dem Jahr 1800, da war Beethoven an einem Höhepunkt seiner Virtuosenkarriere angelangt. Die beiden anderen Solisten im Tripelkonzert sind Kolja Blacher und Johannes Moser. Blacher und Moser harmonieren insgesamt gut miteinander, Kodama setzt ihren manchmal fast kalt strahlenden Klavierton dazu (...)
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 254 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
Symphonies nos. 3, 5 & 8 by Franz Schubert( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markussion heavy loaded percussion recital by Markus Leoson( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos for cello, strings, and continuo by Antonio Vivaldi( Recording )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kammermusik und Klavierwerke by Vinzenz Lachner( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2006 and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto grosso no. 1 ; Quasi una sonata ; Moz-Art à la Haydn by Alfred Schnittke( Recording )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 178 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 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff Romance for bassoon ; Cello concerto ; Smoking cantata by Edward Elgar( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos 1-5 ; Triple concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 1991 and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 29 & 40 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cellokonzert ; Klavierkonzert ; Zorch by Friedhelm Dhl( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concertos ; Cello concertos( )

and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Lutosławski by Witold Lutosławski( Recording )

8 editions published in 1999 in 5 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heinrich Schiff Austrian cellist and conductor

Heinrich Schiff violoncellista e direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Heinrich Schiff wiolonczelista i dyrygent austriacki

Шифф, Генрих

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English (21)

German (6)

French (2)