Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Prologue. "Life with an idiot is full of surprises" (Chorus, I, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 1:45
2 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "My friends congratulated me on my idiot" (I, Chorus, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 1:48
3 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "I had been full of doubts and anxieties that winter" (I, Chorus, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 2:26
4 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "Everybody laughed" (Chorus, Wife, I)
Alfred Schnittke 2:49
5 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "I pictured to myself a crafty and staid wise old man" (I, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 1:43
6 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "Well look what's happened - I've belched" (I, Wife, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 1:51
7 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "Sometimes I mix up my dead wives" (I, Wife, Chorus, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 3:52
8 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. "I've swapped a birdie for a pizza!" (Chorus, I, Wife, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 2:50
9 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 1. Tango (Intermezzo)
Alfred Schnittke 2:32
10 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 2. "I said later that if I had gone" (Wife, I, Guard, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 6:28
11 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 2. "Look: my former fellow students" (I, Chorus, Guard)
Alfred Schnittke 3:12
12 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 2. "I got down to searching for the holy simpleton" (I, Lad, Guard, Chorus, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 6:51
13 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 2. "Ekh!" (Vova, I, Chorus, Guard)
Alfred Schnittke 5:31
14 Life With an Idiot: Act I, Scene 2. Intermezzo (Wife, I, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 1:35
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "In the beginning Vova was very reserved" (I, Vova, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 5:45
2 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "In the evenings, to prevent Vova suffering from insomnia" (I, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 1:35
3 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "Once, on returning home, I chanced upon the following scene" (I, Chorus, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 1:38
4 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "A few days later Vova started tearing up the books" (I, Wife, Vova, Marcel Proust, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 3:25
5 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "Suddenly, one fine day, he dumped a whole pile in the middle of the room" (I, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 2:11
6 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. "Ekh!" (Vova, Chorus, I, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 4:31
7 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 1. Intermezzo
Alfred Schnittke 1:12
8 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Vova has cleaned up his act a lot" (Wife, I, Chorus, Vova, Marcel Proust)
Alfred Schnittke 5:49
9 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Don't offend him. Don't traumatise Vova" (Wife, I, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 1:54
10 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Life with an idiot is full of surprises!" (Wife, I, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 3:00
11 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "I was intrigued as to which proclivities of Vova my wife bent over backwards to meet" (I, Wife, Chorus)
Alfred Schnittke 3:50
12 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Ekh!" (Vova, Chorus, I, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 5:54
13 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Well, and now, cock-sucking reader, whoever you are" (I, Chorus, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 3:11
14 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "They made their home in the second room" (Marcel Proust, Wife, I, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 2:17
15 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "He had a brand-new and perfectly tolerable wife" (Wife, Marcel Proust, I, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 2:47
16 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "We beat her up, beat her up!" (Chorus, Vova, I, Wife)
Alfred Schnittke 3:26
17 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "Suddenly, the wife declares: 'Vova! Either him...'" (Chorus, Wife, I, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 4:26
18 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "I love you. Love!" (Wife, Chorus, Marcel Proust, I, Vova)
Alfred Schnittke 2:26
19 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "I am Renoir" (Chorus, I)
Alfred Schnittke 1:57
20 Life With an Idiot: Act II, Scene 2. "The guard greeted me like I was one of the family" (I, Vova, Chorus, Wife, Marcel Proust)
Alfred Schnittke 7:01

Credits

CD 1

composer:
conductor:
Мстислав Ростропович (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–14)
librettist:
Виктор Ерофеев (tracks 1–14)
orchestra:
Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–14)
recorded at:
Muziektheater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–14)
part of:
Life With an Idiot (tracks 1–14)
partial recording of:
Life With an Idiot: Act I (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–14)

CD 2

composer:
conductor:
Мстислав Ростропович (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–20)
librettist:
Виктор Ерофеев (tracks 1–20)
orchestra:
Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–20)
recorded at:
Muziektheater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–20)
part of:
Life With an Idiot (tracks 1–20)
partial recording of:
Life With an Idiot: Act II (1992-04-16 – 1992-04-26) (tracks 1–20)