Alfred Schnittke: Between Two Worlds Festival 15 November - 1 December 2009
Alfred Schnittke is a twentieth century Russian composer whose music weaves together an extraordinary melting pot of techniques and styles. A thoroughly individual voice, his influences include Bach and Mahler, Webern and Berg, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, and Russian sacred music.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s festival, Alfred Schnittke: Between Two Worlds is directed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. The festival explores Schnittke's music for film, theatre and the concert hall through concerts, film screenings, opera and a study day. It also incorporates music by composers that influenced Schnittke such as Haydn, Wagner and Webern.