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SCHNITTKE Alfred


 
     One of the most important composers to emerge in Russia after Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998) revealed and explored new dimensions in Russian music. While closely linked to both Mahler and Shostakovich, Schnittke intensified all the contrasts to be found in their music, introducing the most extreme stylistic clashes. It reflects the highly complex, yet extremely fragile mentality of the late twentieth century. His works — three operas, three ballets, ten symphonies, numerous concertos for different instruments, six concerti grossi and chamber compositions (including two trios, four string quartets, sonatas for piano, cello, violin) have been performed at every important music festival, in major concert halls and are included in the repertoire of most major orchestras and opera companies. His music has been recorded on hundreds of compact discs for leading labels world wide.

Compozitor • Saint-Petersburb has started publishing Alfred Schnittke's Collected Works.

  

  
Published Volumes

Series VI. CHAMBER WORKS

Volume 1. WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, SOLO VIOLIN AND SOLO VIOLA
     Part 1. Sonata No. 0. For violin and piano (1954-55)
     Part 2. Sonata No. 1. For violin and piano (1963)  
     Part 3. Sonata No. 2 (Quasi una sonata). For violin and piano (1968)
     Part 5. Suite in the Old Style. For violin and piano (1972)

Series VII. WORKS FOR KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

Volume 1. WORKS FOR PIANO
     Part 1. Sonata No. 1 (1987)
     Part 2. Sonata No. 2 (1990-91) 
     Part 3. Sonata No. 3 (1992) 
   

     


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