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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 Russian 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…

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  • I remember when "on tour" jokes were still funny. I feel old now.
  • Wow, on tour again after almost 20 years mouldering in the grave. Glory, glory hallelujah! His soul goes marching on.
  • That Faust Cantata. I was screaming in embryonic position whilst it came to Faust's Death. After three repetitions I'm completely tired.
  • Шнитке в турне. забавно
  • I'm starting to believe that he was better than everyone at everything except at having a better taste than mine.
  • Musica nostalgica
  • concerto grosso is such a weird thing ... But ``rondo`` part is sick.
  • nice
  • I love you.
  • I feel comfortable calling this guy a genius.

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