Russian born Alfred Harrievich Schnittke (1934-1998) claimed to be half Jewish and half German. He wrote in a variety of styles, sometimes accepting, at other times rejecting the Post-modernism of his time. He wrote symphonic, chamber, solo instrument, and vocal music as well as three operas, the best known of which is Historia von D. Johann Fausten.
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Wikipedia article noting Russo-Germanic background, poor health in later life, and summarizing his multi-faceted style. Includes internal references to related people and topics and links.
Collection of wordless photo essays which may or may not have any connection with the man, depending upon the viewer's perspective and state of mind.
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, summaries of orchestral and chamber music, and Naxos discography.
Biography, notes, reviews, and works list from Schirmer.
Filmography listing movies scored and television and film use of his works with brief biography from the Internet Movie Database.
Bio of Alfred Schnittke
Life history, photographs, notes on selected works, and concert review.
Works list with select discography and reviews.
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