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Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich - Life With An Idiot Album
Classical / TV, Stage
Performer: Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich
Title: Life With An Idiot
Style: Opera, Neo-Classical, Modern
Year 1992
Country Austria
Label Sony Classical
Catalog Number S2K 52 495, 01-052495-10
Genre: Classical / TV, Stage
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 400
MP3 size: 1176 mb
FLAC size: 2442 mb
WMA size: 1087 mb
Record From: 2 × CD, Album Box Set

Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich - Life With An Idiot Album


1Life With An Idiot Is Full Of Surprises1:45
2In The Evenings, To Prevent Vova Suffering From Insomnia1:34
3Well Look What's Happened - I've Belched1:50
4Sometimes I Mix Up My Dead Wives3:52
5Well, And Now, Cock-sucking Reader, Whoever You Are3:11
6Once, On Returning Home, I Chanced Upon The Following Scene1:37
7He Had A Brand-new And Perfectly Tolerable Wife2:47
8Life With An Idiot Is Full Of Surprises2:59
9 Scene 1
10A Few Days Later Vova Started Tearing Up The Books3:24
12 Act 1 Prologue
13Vova Has Cleaned Up His Act A Lot5:49
14We Beat Her Up, Beat Her Up !3:26
15I Got Down To Searching For The Holy Simpleton6:51
16Don't Offend Him. Don't Traumatise Vova1:53
17I Love You, Love !2:26
18 Act 2 Scene 1
19Suddenly, One Fine Day, He Dumped A Whole Pile In The Middle Of The Room2:11
20 Scene 2
21Ekh !5:53
22In The Beginning Vova Was Very Reserved5:45
23Suddenly, The Wife Declares: 'Vova ! Either Him...4:26
24Ekh !5:31
25The Guard Greeted Me Like I Was One Of The Family7:02
26My Friends Congratulated Me With My Idiot1:47
27I Was Intrigued As To Which Proclivities Of Vova My Wife Bent Over Backwards To Meet3:50
28Everybody Laughed2:48
29I've Swapped A Birdie For A Pizza !2:50
30Ekh !4:31
32They Made Their Home In The Second Room2:17
33I Had Been Full Of Doubts And Anxieties That Winter2:26
34Look: My Former Fellow Students3:12
35I Pictured To Myself A Crafty And Staid Wise Old Man1:43
36Tango (Intermezzo)2:31
37I Said Later That If I Had Gone6:27
38I Am Renoir1:56


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
S2K 52 495Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich - Life With An Idiot ‎(2xCD, Album + Box)Sony ClassicalS2K 52 495US1992


  • Alto Vocals [Vocal Ensemble]Caren Van Oijen, Corinne Romijn, Inez Hafkamp, Marjan Boonen, Sussan Djanbakhsch
  • Baritone Vocals [I]Dale Duesing, Romain Bischoff
  • Baritone Vocals [Proust]Robin Leggate
  • Bass Vocals [Guard]Leonid Zimnenko
  • Bass Vocals [Vocal Ensemble]Edwin Van Gelder , Hans Christoph Begemann, Mitchell Sandler, Nigel Cliffe, René Steur, Romain Bischoff
  • Chorus MasterWinfried Maczewski
  • Composed BySchnittke
  • Conductor, Piano, CelloMstislav Rostropovich
  • EngineerMarcus Herzog
  • Libretto ByVictor Jerofejev
  • Liner NotesJürgen Köchel
  • Liner Notes [Transl. To English]Andrew Reynolds
  • Liner Notes [Transl. To Italian]Enrica Mottley
  • OrchestraRotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Photography [Schnittke] – Ewa Rudling
  • Photography [Stage] – Jaap Pieper
  • ProducerAndreas Neubronner
  • Soprano Vocals [Vocal Ensemble]Fang Fang Kong, Joanna Albrzykowska, Julia Bronkhorst, Manon Heijne, Priti Coles, Sylvia Leentvaar
  • Soprano Vocals [Wife]Teresa Ringholz
  • Tenor Vocals [Vocal Ensemble]Frank Van Aken, Jon Thorsteinsson, Joseph Pettit, Kenneth Beare, Rein Kolpa
  • Tenor Vocals [Vova]Howard Haskin


Sung in Russian.
Enclosed is a booklet (167 pages) with notes and lyrics in English, French, German, Russian and Italian.
A live recording of the world premiere at Het Muziektheater, the Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 16-26, 1992.
Manufactured in Austria.
Printed in Holland.


  • Barcode: 5 099705 249529


  • Distributed By – Sony Music


Life With An Idiot Is Full Of Surprises. Scene 1. My Friends Congratulated Me With My Idiot. I Had Been Full Of Doubts And Anxieties That Winter. Everybody Laughed. Opera by Alfred Schnittke. The composer. Native title. Жизнь с идиотом. Viktor Erofeyev. Premiere Cast Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich. Dale DuesingRomain Bischoff. Teresa Ringholz. Life with an Idiot live recording of premiere cast, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rostropovich Sony. Penguin, p. The Viking Opera Guide, ed. Holden Viking, 1993. Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs Penguin, 1993. Alfred Schnittke Composed By, Mstislav Rostropovich Conductor, Piano, Cello, Marcus Herzog Engineer, Victor Jerofejev Libretto By, Jürgen Köchel 2 Liner Notes, Andrew Reynolds 2 Liner Notes , Enrica Mottley Liner Notes , Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest Orchestra, Ewa Rudling Photography , Jaap Pieper Photography , Andreas Neubronner Producer, Fang Fang Kong Soprano Vocals , Joanna Albrzykowska Soprano Vocals , Julia Bronkhorst Soprano Vocals , Manon Heijne. Mstislav Rostropovich - Schnittke: Minuet for Violin, Viola and Cello Live, Schnittke: Concerto for Three: III. Largo Live, Mstislav Rostropovich feat. Igor Uriash - Schnittke: Cello Sonata No. 2: II. Allegro и другие скачать в mp3 и слушать музыку онлайн бесплатно. Schnittke: Cello Sonata No. Senza tempo - Mstislav Rostropovich feat. Igor Uriash. Concerto For Three: IV - Schnittke, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Mstislav Rostropovich, Moscow Soloist. Life With An Idiot - Schnittke, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich. Schnittke: Life With an Idiot. Box Set, Live. Mstislav Rostropovich Artist, Conductor, Dale Dusing Artist, Teresa Ringholz Artist, Howard Haskin Artist, Alfred Schnittke Composer, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & 3 more Format: Audio CD. Intermezzo Tango from the opera Life with an Idiot Renowned cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich switches instruments in this Rostropovich: все альбомы, включая Leningrad Cello Concertos , Mstislav Rostropovich In Moscow - Original Recordings , Beethoven: Music for Cello and Piano и другие. Album Live. Life With an Idiot. 2 CD. Schnittke Alfred. Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich. Performers: - Dale Duesing. Howard Haskin. Robin Leggate. Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In MP3 format In FLAC format