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Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Peter J. Schmelz


This book provides for the first time an accessible, comprehensive study of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 (1977). One of Schnittke’s best-known and most compelling works, the Concerto Grosso no. 1 sounds the surface of late Soviet life, resonating as well with contemporary compositional currents around the world. This innovative monograph builds on existing publications about the Concerto Grosso no. 1 in English, Russian, and German, augmenting and complicating them. It adds new information from underused primary sources, including Schnittke’s unpublished correspondence and his many ... More

Keywords: Alfred Schnittke, Concerto Grosso no. 1, polystylism, Gidon Kremer, Tatiana Grindenko, Oleh Krysa, John Neumeier, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vladimir Vysotsky, Peter Schlemiel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190653712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190653712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Schmelz, author
Associate Professor of Music, Arizona State University