Alfred Schnittke - Analyse, Interpretation, Rezeption
This is the first collection of scholarly essays in German to discuss in detail individual aspects of the work of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Schnittke is considered to be one of the most important Russian/Soviet composers of the second half of the 20th century. In this volume, an international team of authors set themselves the task of creating a significant contribution to the study of Schnittke, many aspects of whose work still require elucidation, despite a visible presence in the concert hall and on the recorded music market.
The essays take different approaches to Schnittke’s aesthetics and the analysis and interpretation of his works, and offers for the first time insights into the reception of his work in the Soviet Union and Poland, based on original sources.
This book is the first in a series of “Schnittke-Studien” which will be published at irregular intervals, presenting the findings of new research on Alfred Schnittke and his work.