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Work: Symphony no. 1

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ComposerSchnittke, Alfred (1934-1998)
Period20th century
Year1974
Work typeOrchestral
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Rampant nihilism: The LPO and Michail Jurowski in Ligeti, Lutosławski and Schnittke

The London Philharmonic Orchestra certainly pulled out all the stops with a Rest is Noise programme that, in theory, should have scared the horses half to death. A concert of three large orchestral works from height of the 1960/70s avant garde, and featuring composers from behind the Iron Curtain to boot, is a very rare beast indeed.
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