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SCHNITTKE, Alfred (1934-1998)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2603 Schnittke
Held at: Goldsmiths College, University of London
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Full title: SCHNITTKE, Alfred (1934-1998)
Date(s): 20th Century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Unknown
Name of creator(s): Schnittke | Alfred Garyevich | 1934-1998 | composer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alfred Schnittke was a Russian composer. The music of Alfred Schnittke has an established place in concert repertoires around the world. It is regularly performed by major opera companies, orchestras and leading soloists at every important music festival and is studied by performance students at music schools and conservatories in many countries. His music has been recorded on hundreds of compact discs for leading labels worldwide.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Alfred Schnittke including photographs, personalia, music manuscripts, published scores, sound and video recordings, drafts of published and unpublished works, and a small amount of correspondence.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Catalogued material available to researchers. The catalogues are regularly updated as new material is added to the collection.

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Finding aids:

Catalogues available on-line here.

Archival Information

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Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Alfred Schnittke: Collected WorksCritical Edition (based on the composer's archive materials).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2009

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