Schnittke, is truly a unique composer. All of a sudden a jazz pianist interrupts the orchestra and starts playing. I was like, how cool is that. His music is serious and ironic at the same time. I have listened to every symphony of his except No. 3. That is definitely on my wishlist of works to listen to by Schnittke. I have really enjoyed all of his symphonies. His odd-numbered symphonies are in the polystylistic style for the most part and his even numbered symphonies are on the spiritual/religious side. Like symphony No. 2 is a homage to Anton Bruckner. His Cello Concerto No. 2 is just so tragic and moody, definitely one of my favorite concertos for cello composed in the 20th century, that is no. 2. Does anyone else enjoy listening to Alfred Schnittke's works, if so which ones? I have heard his chamber works are extraodinary! I could use some more recommendations on what other works of Schnittke's I should try out.