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Sofia Gubaidulina was born in Chistopal, a town in the Tatar Republic, in 1931. She completed her studies in 1963 at the Moscow Conservatory. Though intensely occupied with ethnic musical culture, her avant-garde leanings did not sit well with the Soviet authorities. Her music is characterized by deep-rooted spiritualism and avoidance of virtuosity for its own sake. She also favors unusual and unlikely instrumental combinations. Violinist Gidon Kremer's steadfast advocacy and support of Gubaidulina helped establish Gubaidulina's reputation on the other side of the Iron Curtain in the mid-eighties.

Publisher: Schirmer

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Last Update 03/15/2007