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Alfred Schnittke

1934 - 1998

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Alfred Garrievich Schnittke (24 November 1934 – 3 August 1998) was a Russian composer. Among the most performed and recorded composers of late 20th-century classical music, he is described by musicologist Ivan Moody as a "composer who was concerned in his music to depict the moral and spiritual struggles of contemporary man in [...] depth and detail."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 560,872 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Alfred Schnittke is the 223rd most popular composer (up from 239th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Russia (up from 316th in 2019) and the 14th 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 223 out of 1,216Before him are Charles-Marie Widor, François-Joseph Gossec, Ambroise Thomas, Jacob Obrecht, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Pietro Locatelli. After him are Anton Reicha, Lili Boulanger, Riccardo Broschi, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and Pierre Schaeffer.

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Among people born in 1934, Alfred Schnittke ranks 53Before him are John Surtees, Wole Soyinka, Louise Fletcher, Jonas Savimbi, Jan Švankmajer, and Bengt I. Samuelsson. After him are Stanislav Shushkevich, Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Eduard Khil, David J. Thouless, Marshall Rosenberg, and Fujiko Fujio. Among people deceased in 1998, Alfred Schnittke ranks 21Before him are Raymond Cattell, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Theodore Schultz, Frederick Reines, Otto Kretschmer, and Vasily Arkhipov. After him are Allan MacLeod Cormack, Falco, Bob Kane, George H. Hitchings, Galina Ulanova, and Martha Gellhorn.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alfred Schnittke ranks 314 out of 3,262Before him are Varlam Shalamov (1907), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Aleksey Kuropatkin (1848), and Pavlik Morozov (1918). After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890), Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), Georgy Chicherin (1872), and Alexandre Kojève (1902).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alfred Schnittke ranks 14Before him are Alexander Borodin (1833), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), and Sofia Gubaidulina (1931). After him are Otto Nicolai (1810), Anton Arensky (1861), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), and Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813).