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Alfred Schnittke (Russian: Альфред Гарриевич Шнитке; born November 24, 1934 in Engels, USSR; died August 3, 1998 in Hamburg) was a composer, pianist, theoretician of music and educator. His music is derived from various traditions: Russian (Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky), Germanic (Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg), and American (Charles Ives).

Among other things he composed nine symphonies (the last one unfinished), six concerti grossi, four violin concertos, three piano, two cello, a double concerto (for violin, viola, and cello), four… read more

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  • Avatar for q-g
    q-g
    dude's piano quintet is fucking crazy
  • Avatar for affasf
    Quartet No. 3 ----> HOLY SHIT!
  • Avatar for Imarcescivel
    I remember when "on tour" jokes were still funny. I feel old now.
  • Avatar for WeatheredStone
    Wow, on tour again after almost 20 years mouldering in the grave. Glory, glory hallelujah! His soul goes marching on.
  • Avatar for proustitute
    That Faust Cantata. I was screaming in embryonic position whilst it came to Faust's Death. After three repetitions I'm completely tired.
  • Avatar for Awangardizm
    Шнитке в турне. забавно
  • Avatar for I0000days
    I'm starting to believe that he was better than everyone at everything except at having a better taste than mine.
  • Avatar for EriF_JR
    Musica nostalgica
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    concerto grosso is such a weird thing ... But ``rondo`` part is sick.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    nice

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