Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]
Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64
Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64.
A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3 operas, 3 ballets, 4 violin concertos, 4 piano concertos, 2 cello concertos, 3 viola concertos, 2 violin sonatas and 4 string quartets.
Schnittke was buried, with state honours, at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow alongside many prominent Russian composers - including Dmitri Shostakovich.
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