Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64

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Alfred Schnittke Death

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64.

A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3 operas, 3 ballets, 4 violin concertos, 4 piano concertos, 2 cello concertos, 3 viola concertos, 2 violin sonatas and 4 string quartets.

Schnittke was buried, with state honours, at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow alongside many prominent Russian composers – including Dmitri Shostakovich.

GIDON KREMER | SCHNITTKE | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 4 | VLADIMIR ZIVA & GORKY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1989

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