The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke’s own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his life, his works, other. A Schnittke Reader has 15 ratings and 2 reviews. Christopher said: Published in , A SCHNITTKE READER is a collection of writings by or about the Russ. If A Schnittke Reader had been published in the Soviet Union it would probably have been called something like Alfred Schnittke: Articles, Reminiscences, and.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke’s own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his life, his works, other composers, performers, and a broad range of topics in 20th-century music.


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Polystylistic tendencies in modern music 2. The orchestra and “the new music” 3.

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The problem of giving outward expression to a new idea 4. From Schnittke’s archive 5.


Timbral relationships and their functional use: Readdr instability of voice-leading in musical texture 9. A new approach to composition: Stereophonic tendencies in modern orchestral thinking Using rhythm to overcome metre Paradox as a feature of Stravinsky’s musical logic The closed system of timbre connections in the Bach-Webern Ricercata fugue The third movement of Luciano Berio’s Symphony Orchestral micropolyphony in the music of Ligeti VI.

Review quote “I have read all of Alfred’s articles with enormous interest and enjoyment About Alfred Schnittke Alfred Schnittke was one of the great composers of the twentieth century. A cellist, he often performs works by Schnittke.

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