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Title Words return to music : the unreal world of Alfred Schnittke / director, Donald Sturrock
Published Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany : Monarda Arts, 1990


Description 1 online resource (62 minutes)
Summary Schnittke (1934-98) is now established as one of Russia's most important twentieth-century composers. This programme features the first major television interview he gave in Moscow for broadcast in the West, when he and his colleagues were able to talk freely in the wake of Gorbachev's reforms. The film reflects the "unreal reality" he describes by using specially-shot black and white sequences and original performance extracts to create an impressionistic tapestry of biography, music and ideas. Works featured include Violin Sonata No. 2, Symphony No. 1, Prayer of a Young Man, Three Scenes, Epilogue from Peer Gynt and the Faust Cantata
Notes Title from title screen (viewed January 18, 2022)
Credits Music by Alfred Schnittke
Performer Mephisto played by Jo Unwin ; poetry read by Andrew Wincott ; interviewee: Alfred Schnittke
Notes In German and English
Subject Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998 -- Interviews
Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998.
Composers -- Soviet Union -- Interviews
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form interviews.
Nonfiction television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998, composer, interviewee.
Sturrock, Donald, director
RM Arts (Firm), production company.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, production company.
Monarda Arts (Firm), film distributor.
Other Titles Alfred Schnittke
Words return to music