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Author Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998.

Title A Schnittke reader / Alfred Schnittke ; edited by Alexander Ivashkin ; translated by John Goodliffe ; with a foreword by Mstislav Rostropovich
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 268 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Russian music studies
Russian music studies (Bloomington, Ind.)
Contents Schnittke speaks about himself -- Schnittke on the Lenin Prize -- Schnittke on his own compositions -- Schnittke on creative artists -- Schnittke on twentieth-century music -- Schnittke as seen by others
Summary "The compositions of Alfred Schnittke are known for their exquisite construction, their unlikely embrace of material from disparate sources, their predisposition for melancholia, and their tremendous beauty. But Schnittke was also a prolific writer on a wide variety of subjects. This compilation, the first English-language collection of Schnittke's writings, is one of the composer's last works. Included, are previously published and never before-published essays on his own compositions; on other composers and performers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Sviatoslav Richter; and on a broad range of topics in twentieth-century music
Reflections by some of Schnittke's contemporaries and an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin round out the volume. Always keenly perceptive, Schnittke's essays are generously illustrated with musical examples, many of them in the composer's own hand."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation
Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998.
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- Russia (Federation) -- Interviews
MUSIC -- Individual Composer & Musician.
Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Ivashkin, Alexander, 1948-2014.
Goodliffe, J. D. (John Derek)
LC no. 2001005133
ISBN 0253109175