Quotations by Alfred Schnittke

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Born: Saturday, November 24, 1934
Died: Monday, August 3, 1998 (63 years old)
Profession: Composer
Nationality: Russian


Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a 'Concerto for Accordion?'
- Alfred Schnittke
(Keywords: Experience, First)

For a solo work I need a definite idea. For the present I have none.
- Alfred Schnittke
(Keywords: Work, Idea, Present)

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood.
- Alfred Schnittke
(Keywords: Childhood, Years)

I am not facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see - perhaps the question will than become urgent.
- Alfred Schnittke
(Keywords: Music, First, Question, Want, Will)

I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else, my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
- Alfred Schnittke
(Keywords: Heart, Feeling)







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