Gavin Dixon (editor) and others will present the book launch of 'Schnittke Studies', followed by a concert of chamber works by Schnittke.
Gavin Dixon: 'Schnittke Today'
Ivan Medic: 'Schnittke, the Composer'
Followed by concert programme of works by Schnittke:
Suite in the old Style (performed by Lana Trotovsek, violin and Yoko Misuml, piano)
String Trio, 2nd movement (performed by Viktoria Zora, violin, Elena Artamonova, viola and
Rebecca Turner, cello)
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (performed by Alisa Liubarskaya, cello and Harry Novakowski-Fox, piano)
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music.
This book has been prepared as a memorial to Professor Alexander Ivashkin, a leading scholar in the field, who died in 2014, and will be of interest not only to those studying Schnittke's music, but also those with an interest in late Soviet-era music in general.
Gavin Dixon is an academic, writer, and editor based in Hertfordshire, UK. His studies with Professor Alexander Ivashkin at Goldsmiths, University of London, led to a PhD on the symphonies of Alfred Schnittke in 2007.
Since then, he has continued to be active in Schnittke scholarship, as a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths and as a member of the editorial team for the Alfred Schnittke Collected Works edition, currently being published in St Petersburg. Gavin is also a Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum in London.
As a journalist, Gavin has contributed to a wide range of music publications including Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Tempo, Classical Music, and Limelight (Australia). He is also Music Editor of Fanfare, America’s leading classical CD review magazine.
Image: Schnittke and Natalia Pavlutskaya
Schnittke Studies publisher website
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