«Немецкий композитор из России…»

Alexander I. Demchenko


The article considers the question of connection between the biography and work of Alfred Schnittke, on the one hand, and the German culture, on the other. The author offers his description of the hometown of Schinttke, the city of Engels, a former capital of Autonomous Republic of Germans of Volga Basin and provides the excerpts from Schnittke’s autobiography. The author emphasizes the role of the native town in forming of artistic space, created by the composers.

Keywords: Germans in Russia, Volga River Basin Germans, music of Alfred Schnittke, biography of Alfred Schnittke

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