Alfred Schnittke by Mr Alexander Ivashkin
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Alfred Schnittke
By Mr Alexander Ivashkin

Alfred Schnittke

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Alfred Schnittke by Mr Alexander Ivashkin

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This biography of the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (b.1934) presents a fascinating portrait of a man whose musical output is inextricably linked to the strictures of life in the former Soviet Union. For most of his adult life in Russia Schnittke's music was powerfully shaped by the frustrations of the Soviet period and he reacted strongly against the ideology of the era. His symphonies lie arguably at the end of the Germanic symphonic tradition, yet each represents a new concept of the genre for the twentieth century. His works reveal the influence of Shostakovich among others, but remain strongly original. Each of his compositions can be understood primarily to offer a unique synthesis of many different influences and styles. The author gives a detailed discussion of Schnittke's music and theories, arguing that the various stylistic elements in his works - his polystylism - may be perceived as part of a new, more universal language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714831695
ISBN-10: 0714831697
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Schnittke Reader by Mr Alexander Ivashkin Schnittke Reader, Hardback (March 2002)

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Author Biography - Mr Alexander Ivashkin

Alexander Ivashkin currently teaches the cello and Music History at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. An accomplished cellist and writer on music, he is also a close friend of the Schnittke family.

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