Schnittke And The Symphony

David Fanning explores Alfred Schnittke's relationship with the symphonic tradition.

Schnittke's eight symphonies output are a profound and at times ruthless interrogation of this most traditional of musical genres, incorporating influences ranging from Gregorian chant to film music.

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David Fanning explores Alfred Schnittke's relationship with the symphonic tradition.

Schnittke's eight symphonies output are a profound and at times ruthless interrogation of this most traditional of musical genres, incorporating influences ranging from Gregorian chant to film music.