Posted: Mar 26, 2011 2:02 am
Alfred Schnittke, Polyphonischer Tango. I'm a bit of a fan of the 'Russian joker,' as my composition tutor used to call him. He makes little or no distinction between musical styles or genres and yet seems to have a style of his own. Well, I like a musical maverick. I like this divertimento for orchestra, it has a strange smile on its lips which belies a darker, nightmarish undertone. Well, I like a musical contradiction as well as a maverick.