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Alfred Schnittke

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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), German (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 string quartets, and three operas.

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  • Aatmos

    Does anyone know why all the Schnittke recordings on the Internet have such a low volume despite being high bitrate?

    27 Mar 6:46am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    He is hella good. Hold tight Alfred Schnittke.

    24 Mar 2:46am Reply
  • Rainman45

    губайдулина так себе. у неё там ни гармонии, ни новаторства особого. это как если Бродского на Маяковского заменить

    11 Mar 4:31am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    всегда считал его переоцененным, такой музыкальный аналог бродского. и да, губайдулина круче

    1 Mar 11:16am Reply
  • Keolia

    Is... is that an orgasm in the second movement of the Violin Concerto No. 4? [2] LOL. Also, Credo from Requiem is just brilliant.

    15 Feb 9:48am Reply
  • ThisMilkyway

    So deep.

    1 Feb 5:36pm Reply
  • n0b0dies

    David Yow of classical music...

    31 Jan 10:56pm Reply
  • P0l4r1s

    Godlike

    17 Jan 9:57am Reply
  • Vesuvi

    This guy is so freakin' good.

    17 Jan 2:37am Reply
  • Ali-Red

    "on tour"

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NoIZeFAQ

    Поистине гениально, должен признать.

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SkylineFugitive

    Is... is that an orgasm in the second movement of the Violin Concerto No. 4?

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • GiaNXGX

    bests all the pics fm

    29 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Powerslide14

    Awesome

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Vileinist

    Concerto Grosso No.3 - I - Allegro: YOUR WORLD IS FALLING YOU ARE LEFT WITH NOTHING

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TotenFaschist

    don't cry

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    i dont :)

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • ut0

    so do me and my gf :)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • GiaNXGX

    my best friend suffers from depression :)

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • ut0

    I wish he had written an orchestral composition based on the theme from The Great Mouse Detective :(

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
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