Film Music by Alfred Schnittke

15 August 2004   1 comment   Music

Mind that age!

This blog post is 18 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

schn.gif Have you ever heard of the film Story of an Unknown Actor or at least the soundtrack called Film Music?

I heard one of the songs on the radio the other day. Despite never having heard it before I fell for it immediately. Quickly I scribbled down the name and went immediately to and to look for it. Sadly they're out of stock on and and having Googled a bit for it I suspect now that I won't be able to buy a copy online. One source said the album is out of print, meaning they're not producing any more.

Thus, if you have a copy, are you willing to sell it to me somehow?



Incredibly sad & poignant music (Story of an Unknown Actor). Schnittke was truly a giant and will someday be recognized as one of the great composers of the 20th Century. I have the CD and would not part with it but would gladly make a cassette recording for you. I was at the premiere at Carnegie Hall of his Cello Concerto #2 shortly before he passed away & will never forget the sight of Rostropovich & Ozawa holding him up, frail & white-haired, to a standing ovation. Ironically, he died on my birthday.

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