I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts.
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Age: 63 †
Born: November 24
Died: August 3
Film Score Composer
More quotes by Alfred Schnittke
Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a 'Concerto for Accordion?
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.
I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else, my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
I am not (yet) 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 then become urgent.
For a solo work I need a definite idea. For the present I have none.
I attempt to compose symphonies, although it is clear to me that logically it is pointless.