A Schnittke Reader

by Alfred Schnittke, Alexander Ivashkin

This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin.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.


  • Indiana University Press; August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780253109170
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  • Title: A Schnittke Reader
  • Author: Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin (ed.)
  • Imprint: Indiana University Press