A Schnittke Reader

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Indiana University Press, Aug 16, 2002 - Music - 296 pages
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This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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. The volume is rounded out with reflections by some of Schnittke's contemporaries.

 

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Contents

2 Letter to the Lenin Prize Committee 1990 41
41
3 On Concerto Grosso No 1 late 1970s 45
45
4 On the Fourth Symphony 1984 47
47
5 On Film and Film Music 1972 1984 1989 49
49
6 On Staging Tchaikovskys The Queen of Spades 1977
53
Circles of Influence 1975
59
8 On Prokofiev 1990
61
9 On Gubaidulina 1970s
67
The Timbral Scale 1970s
101
23 KlangfarbenmelodieMelody of Timbres 1970s
113
24 Functional Variability of Line in Orchestral Texture 1970s
120
The Statistical Method 1970s
125
26 Stereophonic Tendencies in Modern Orchestral Thinking 1970s
131
27 Using Rhythm to Overcome Meter 1970s
140
A New Conception of Time 1970s
147
29 Paradox as a Feature of Stravinskys Musical Logic 1973
151

10 On Kancheli 1982 1991
68
11 In Memory of Filip Moiseevich Gershkovich 1988
70
12 On Sviatoslav Richter 1985
72
13 On Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 1991
75
14 Subjective Notes on an Objective Performance on Alexei Liubimov 1973
79
15 On Viktor Yerofeev 1988
83
16 On the Paintings of Vladimir Yankilevsky 1987
84
17 Polystylistic Tendencies in Modern Music c 1971
87
18 The Orchestra and the New Music early 1970s
91
19 The Problem of Giving Outward Expression to a New Idea 1982
94
20 From Schnittkes Archive 1970s and 1980s
98
21 On Jazz 1984
100
30 Timbral Modulations in Bartóks Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta 1970s
201
31 The Principle of Uninterrupted Timbral Affinities in Weberns Orchestration ofBachs Fuga Ricercata a 6 voci 1970s
211
Stylistic Counterpoint Thematic andFormal Unity in Context of Polystylistics Broadening the Concept ofThematicism 1970s
216
33 Ligetis Orchestral Micropolyphony 1970s
225
34 Gidon Kremer 1989
231
35 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 1989
236
36 Vladimir Yankilevsky 1989
240
37 Mstislav Rostropovich 1990
247
38 Mark Lubotsky 1998
248
Index of Names and Titles
257
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About the author (2002)

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.

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