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20010112

John Tusa explores the influences on Alfred Schnittke with the help of those who knew and worked with him.

Schnittke was born in Stalin's Soviet Union, and his personal and artistic life was often dictated by the cultural and political whims of Communist Russia.

However, he ended his life in the reunified Germany and was also inspired by music and ideas from the West.

20010112

John Tusa explores the influences on Alfred Schnittke with the help of those who knew and worked with him.

Schnittke was born in Stalin's Soviet Union, and his personal and artistic life was often dictated by the cultural and political whims of Communist Russia.

However, he ended his life in the reunified Germany and was also inspired by music and ideas from the West.