A treasury of the composer's writings--many never before published, even in Russian. Here Schnittke speaks of his life, his works, and a broad range of topics in 20th-century composition, performance, and other arts.
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Alfred Schnittke was one of the great composers of the twentieth century. Alexander Ivashkin is Professor of Music and Director of the Centre for Russian Music at the University of London. A cellist, he often performs works by Schnittke. Translator John Goodliffe is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.