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Alexander  Raskatov

Born: March 9th, 1953
Country of origin: Russia

Alexander Raskatov was born on 9 March 1954 in Moskow and finished his studies at the local conservatotry in 1978. In 1990 he joined the Union Contemporary Music Russia. His major interests are focussing mainly vocal and instrumental chamber music and symphonic sounds. His outstanding skills find their output in his vivid fantasy and emotional language which he combines with distinct and elaborated structural processes. Alfred Schnittke was seeing in im "one of the most interesting composers of his generation".

The musical and biographical roots Alexander Raskatov has in the Russian-Sowjet culture are widely spread and grow hidden under the shivering surface of his music. The composer himself refers to his dialogue with Slawonic folk music like he learned to know in his early years with the Don-Cossacks. He found reminders of a Russian "Pro-Culture" which he followed in the tradition of Jewish music and the chants of the Russian-orthodox liturgy.

In 1990 Raskatov was appointed "composer in residence" at Stetson University and in 1998 in Lockenhaus. He was awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, e.g. in 1994 an invitation by foundations Arno Schmidt and later M. P. Belaiev for staying in Germany, in 1996 and 1998 a fellowship of the French-American foundation "la Napoule", was invited in 1997 to join the master couse of the "Cité de la musique" in Paris and in 1998 he received the composition award of the Salzburger Osterfestspiele, just to name a few. Raskatov received commissions for new works by the most renowned artists of the world such as Gidon Kremer, Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble, Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, Hilliard Ensemble and the Schönberg Ensemble.

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  1. Abgesang

    Abgesang

    for marimba bassa sola (with voice)
    Instrumentation: Marimba bassa
    Edition: performance score
    Language: German
    Order No.: BEL 704
    €10.00
  2. Obikhod

    Obikhod

    for four male voices and string orchestra
    Instrumentation: 1 countertenor, 2 tenors, 1 bass and string orchestra (when performed in chorus version: 4 altos [or 2 altos and 2 countertenors], 4 tenors I, 4 tenors II, 4 basses)
    Edition: study score
    Language: Old Slavonic
    Order No.: BEL 662
    €49.00
  3. "66"

    Sonett von William Shakespeare
    Instrumentation: soprano and 12 instruments
    Edition: performance material
    Language: English
  4. Blissful Music - Glückselige Musik

    Blissful Music - Glückselige Musik

    for cello and chamber orchestra
    Instrumentation: cello and chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  5. Commentary on a vision

    Commentary on a vision

    für Schlagzeug solo und Orchester
    Instrumentation: percussion solo and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  6. Cosmogony According to Chagall

    Cosmogony According to Chagall

    für Klavier und Kammerensemble
    Instrumentation: piano and Kammerensemble
    Edition: performance material
  7. Eco Perpetuo

    Eco Perpetuo

    für Fagott und 7 Instrumentalisten
    Instrumentation: bassoon and 7 instrumentalists
    Edition: performance material
  8. Farewell from the Birds of Passage

    Farewell from the Birds of Passage

    für Alt-Saxophon und Kammerorchester
    Instrumentation: alto saxophone and chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  9. In nomine

    In nomine

    für acht Sänger, Bläserensemble und Schlagzeug
    Instrumentation: 8 singers, wind instrumentsensemble and percussion
    Edition: performance material
    Language: Russian
  10. Litania

    Litania

    für 15 Spieler
    Instrumentation: 15 player
    Edition: performance material

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Alexander Raskatov was born on 9 March 1954 in Moskow and finished his studies at the local conservatotry in 1978. In 1990 he joined the Union Contemporary Music Russia. His major interests are focussing mainly vocal and instrumental chamber music and symphonic sounds. His outstanding skills find their output in his vivid fantasy and emotional language which he combines with distinct and elaborated structural processes. Alfred Schnittke was seeing in im "one of the most interesting composers of his generation".

The musical and biographical roots Alexander Raskatov has in the Russian-Sowjet culture are widely spread and grow hidden under the shivering surface of his music. The composer himself refers to his dialogue with Slawonic folk music like he learned to know in his early years with the Don-Cossacks. He found reminders of a Russian "Pro-Culture" which he followed in the tradition of Jewish music and the chants of the Russian-orthodox liturgy.

In 1990 Raskatov was appointed "composer in residence" at Stetson University and in 1998 in Lockenhaus. He was awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, e.g. in 1994 an invitation by foundations Arno Schmidt and later M. P. Belaiev for staying in Germany, in 1996 and 1998 a fellowship of the French-American foundation "la Napoule", was invited in 1997 to join the master couse of the "Cité de la musique" in Paris and in 1998 he received the composition award of the Salzburger Osterfestspiele, just to name a few. Raskatov received commissions for new works by the most renowned artists of the world such as Gidon Kremer, Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble, Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, Hilliard Ensemble and the Schönberg Ensemble.

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  1. Abgesang

    Abgesang

    for marimba bassa sola (with voice)
    Instrumentation: Marimba bassa
    Edition: performance score
    Language: German
    Order No.: BEL 704
    €10.00
  2. Obikhod

    Obikhod

    for four male voices and string orchestra
    Instrumentation: 1 countertenor, 2 tenors, 1 bass and string orchestra (when performed in chorus version: 4 altos [or 2 altos and 2 countertenors], 4 tenors I, 4 tenors II, 4 basses)
    Edition: study score
    Language: Old Slavonic
    Order No.: BEL 662
    €49.00
  3. "66"

    Sonett von William Shakespeare
    Instrumentation: soprano and 12 instruments
    Edition: performance material
    Language: English
  4. Blissful Music - Glückselige Musik

    Blissful Music - Glückselige Musik

    for cello and chamber orchestra
    Instrumentation: cello and chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  5. Commentary on a vision

    Commentary on a vision

    für Schlagzeug solo und Orchester
    Instrumentation: percussion solo and orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  6. Cosmogony According to Chagall

    Cosmogony According to Chagall

    für Klavier und Kammerensemble
    Instrumentation: piano and Kammerensemble
    Edition: performance material
  7. Eco Perpetuo

    Eco Perpetuo

    für Fagott und 7 Instrumentalisten
    Instrumentation: bassoon and 7 instrumentalists
    Edition: performance material
  8. Farewell from the Birds of Passage

    Farewell from the Birds of Passage

    für Alt-Saxophon und Kammerorchester
    Instrumentation: alto saxophone and chamber orchestra
    Edition: performance material
  9. In nomine

    In nomine

    für acht Sänger, Bläserensemble und Schlagzeug
    Instrumentation: 8 singers, wind instrumentsensemble and percussion
    Edition: performance material
    Language: Russian
  10. Litania

    Litania

    für 15 Spieler
    Instrumentation: 15 player
    Edition: performance material

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