Alfred Schnittke basically has the greatest gravestone ever

26 October 2017, 15:28

The Russian composer has the best, geekiest gravestone we’ve ever seen.

Alfred Schnittke was a Soviet and German composer, who is known for his monumental Symphony No. 1 (1969 – 1972) and his first concerto grosso (1977). He also composed the score to John Neumeier’s ballet based on Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt.

Also, his gravestone is this piece of genius artwork:

Alfred Schnittke gravestone


So it’s like a very loud, calm rest.

Get it?! A fermata over a rest, over a fortississimo. It’s basically one of the best ideas we’ve ever seen, and whoever ends up organising our  funeral* should note that we will be needing one of these.

*in a really nice, non-morbid way

Now that you’re in the mood for music geekery, watch this amazing video of Line Rider, perfectly set to Grieg’s ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King', from his Peer Gynt Suite...