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Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)

Born in Engels, an autonomous region for ethnic Germans on the Volga river, Alfred Schnittke trained as a pianist in Vienna, Austria, where his father served as a correspondent for a Soviet newspaper. In 1953, he moved on to the Moscow Conservatory and served on its faculty from 1962 to 1972. Schnittke wrote over 60 film scores between 1961 and ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Hamburg, Germany

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Known For

The Lobster Soundtrack
(2015)
Shutter Island Soundtrack
(2010)
(1998)
The Commissar Composer
(1967)

Filmography

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 2014 Dom Marii (Documentary) (as Alfred Shnitke) (completed)
 2016 Me Against Myself (Short)
 2015 Harm (Documentary)
 2002 Lyubov imperatora (TV Series) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1999 Night Dreams (TV Movie) (archive footage, as Alfred Shnitke)
 1997 Hantises
 1994 Master i Margarita (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1993 Presence (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1993 Vladimir Svyatoy (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1990 Théorie des ensembles (Documentary short)
 1989 Inoy (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1989 Visitor of a Museum (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1989 Black Square (Documentary) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1989/II Message from the Future (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1988 Balkon (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1987 Shkola izyashchnykh iskusstv. Peyzazh s mozhzhevelnikom (Documentary short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1986 Zhizn Klima Samgina (TV Movie) (composer - as Alfred Shnitke)
 1985 The Favorite (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1984 Dead Souls (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1983 The Story of the Voyages (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1983 Farewell (as A. Shnitke)
 1982 Osen (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1982 Krepysh (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1982 Fantazii Faryateva (TV Movie) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1981 Zvezdopad (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1981 Rasputin (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1980 I s vami snova ya (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1980 Larisa (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1980 Little Tragedies (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (as Alfred Shnitke)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (as Alfred Shnitke)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (as Alfred Shnitke)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1980 Ekipazh (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1979 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1979 Father Sergius (as A. Shnitke)
 1978 Kapitanskaya dochka (TV Movie) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1978 Shchyot chelovecheskiy (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1977 Ya k vam lechu vospominanem (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1977 Povest o neizvestnom aktyore (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1977 Clowns and Kids (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1977 The Ascent (as A. Shnitke)
 1976 Priklyucheniya Travki (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1976 The White Ship (as A. Shnitke)
 1975 Vybor tseli (as A. Shnitke)
 1974 I vsyo-taki ya veryu... (Documentary) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1974 Osen (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1974 Goroda i gody (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1973 V mire basen (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1973 Pravo na pryzhok (as A. Shnitke)
 1972 Butterfly (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1972 Byloe i dumy (TV Series) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1972 Na uglu Arbata I ulitsy Bubulinas (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1972 Pro chudaka lyagushonka (Short) (as A. Shnitke)
 1972 Goryachiy sneg (as A. Shnitke)
 1972 The Seagull (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1971 You and Me (as A. Shnitke)
 1971 Posledny reis Albatrosa (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1971 Belorusskiy vokzal (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1970 Armoire (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1970 Sport, sport, sport (Documentary) (as A. Shnitke)
 1970 Dyadya Vanya (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1970 Nochnoy zvonok (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1969 Ballerina on the Boat (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1969 Vals (TV Movie) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1968 The Glass Harmonica (Short) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1968 Dom i khozyain (as A. Shnitke)
 1968 The Sixth of July (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1968 Dnevnye zvyozdy (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1967 Beginning of an Unknown Era (segment "Angel", as Alfred Shnitke)
 1967 The Commissar (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1966 Shutochka (TV Movie) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1965 Pokhozhdeniya zubnogo vracha (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1963 Vyzyvaem ogon na sebya (TV Mini-Series) (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1963 Vstuplenie (as Alfred Shnitke)
 1927 The End of St. Petersburg (as Alfred Shnitke, 1992)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

A. Shnitke | Alfred Shnitke
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Personal Quote:

I see no conflict in being both serious and comic in the same piece. In fact, I cannot have one without the other.

Trivia:

He was the father of Russian composer and rock musician Andrey Shnitke.

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Sagittarius

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