Alfred Schnittke

1934 - 1998

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Alfred Garrievich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garriyevich Shnitke; 24 November 1934 – 3 August 1998) was a Soviet and German composer. Schnittke's early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic Symphony No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Schnittke has received more than 411,529 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alfred Schnittke is the 239th most popular composer (down from 215th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from Russia (down from 293rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Russian Composer.

Alfred Schnittke was a Russian composer who is most famous for his work in the avant-garde style of music.

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Among composers, Alfred Schnittke ranks 239 out of 1,228Before him are Friedrich Kuhlau, Josef Suk, Jaufre Rudel, Bernard Herrmann, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, and Ion Ivanovici. After him are Anton Reicha, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Gioseffo Zarlino, Sofia Gubaidulina, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Giacomo Carissimi.

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Among people born in 1934, Alfred Schnittke ranks 54Before him are Eduard Khil, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, John Surtees, Jonas Savimbi, David J. Thouless, and Giovanni Battista Re. After him are Wole Soyinka, Bettino Craxi, Yasuo Takamori, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Miguel de la Madrid, and Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler. Among people deceased in 1998, Alfred Schnittke ranks 23Before him are Konstantinos Karamanlis, Otto Kretschmer, Bob Kane, Galina Ulanova, Frederick Reines, and Linda McCartney. After him are Lúcio Costa, Julien Green, James Earl Ray, Falco, Vasily Arkhipov, and Nelson Goodman.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alfred Schnittke ranks 317 out of 2,688Before him are Henri Troyat (1911), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Michael Chekhov (1891), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), and Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893). After him are Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875), Vladimir K. Zworykin (1888), Dmitry of Uglich (1582), Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), and Sofia Gubaidulina (1931).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alfred Schnittke ranks 13Before him are Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883). After him are Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Otto Nicolai (1810), Anton Arensky (1861), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859).