Sofia Gubaidulina

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Sofia Gubaidulina was born in Chistopol in the Tatar Republic of the Soviet Union in October 24, 1931. After instruction in piano and composition at the Kazan Conservatory, she studied composition with Nikolai Peiko at the Moscow Conservatory, pursuing graduate studies there under Vissarion Shebalin. Until 1992, she lived in Moscow. Since then, she has made her primary residence in Germany, outside Hamburg. Gubaidulina's compositional interests have been stimulated by the tactile exploration and improvisation with rare Russian, Caucasian, and Asian folk and ritual instruments collected by the "Astreia" ensemble, of which she was a co-founder, by the rapid absorption and personalization of contemporary Western musical techniques (a characteristic, too, of other Soviet composers of the post-Stalin generation including Edison Denisov and Alfred Schnittke ), and by a deep-rooted belief in the mystical properties of music. Her uncompromising dedication to a singular vision did not endear her to the Soviet musical establishment, but her music was championed in Russia by a number of devoted performers including Vladimir Tonkha, Friedrich Lips, Mark Pekarsky, and Valery Popov. The determined advocacy of Gidon Kremer, dedicatee of Gubaidulina's masterly violin concerto, Offertorium , helped bring the composer to international attention in the early 1980s. Gubaidulina is the author of symphonic and choral works, two cello concerti, a viola concerto, four string quartets, a string trio, works for percussion ensemble, and many works for nonstandard instruments and distinctive combinations of instruments. Her scores frequently explore unconventional techniques of sound production.
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Sofia Gubaidulina Discography Tracks

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Д-021555, Д-021556 Sofia Gubaidulina - Алексей Черкасов (Ф-но) album art Алексей Черкасов - Р. Шуман* / Б. Барток* / С. Губайдулина* / М. Равель* Алексей Черкасов - Р. Шуман* / Б. Барток* / С. Губайдулина* / М. Равель* - Алексей Черкасов (Ф-но)(LP, Mono) Мелодия, Мелодия Д-021555, Д-021556 USSR 1968 Sell This Version
33 С 10—10167-68 Sofia Gubaidulina - Камерная Музыка N 3, Соч. 36 N 2 / Три Пьесы Для Виолончели И Фортепиано, Соч. 11 / Три Пьесы Для Виолончели И Фортепиано / "Detto II" Для Виолончели И Ан album art Иван Монигетти* - П. Хиндемит* / А. Веберн* / Э. Денисов* / С. Губайдулина* Иван Монигетти* - П. Хиндемит* / А. Веберн* / Э. Денисов* / С. Губайдулина* - Камерная Музыка N 3, Соч. 36 N 2 / Три Пьесы Для Виолончели И Фортепиано, Соч. 11 / Три Пьесы Для Виолончели И Фортепиано / "Detto II" Для Виолончели И Ан(LP) Мелодия 33 С 10—10167-68 USSR 1978 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - Концерт Для Фагота И Струнного Оркестра  / Серенада / Концерт Для Фагота И Низких Струнных album art Ж. Буамортье* / Дж. Ф. Малипьеро* / С. Губайдулина* - Валерий Попов* Ж. Буамортье* / Дж. Ф. Малипьеро* / С. Губайдулина* - Валерий Попов* - Концерт Для Фагота И Струнного Оркестра / Серенада / Концерт Для Фагота И Низких Струнных Мелодия USSR 1979 Sell This Version
С 10—15059-60 Sofia Gubaidulina - Симфония № 11 / Концерт Тринадцати / Рубайят album art Геннадий Рождественский* - А. Локшин* / В. Артемов* / С. Губайдулина* Геннадий Рождественский* - А. Локшин* / В. Артемов* / С. Губайдулина* - Симфония № 11 / Концерт Тринадцати / Рубайят(LP) Мелодия С 10—15059-60 USSR 1980 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - Soviet Chamber Music album art Edison Denisov / Valentin Siľvestrov* / Sofia Gubajdulina* / Alfred Šnitke* Edison Denisov / Valentin Siľvestrov* / Sofia Gubajdulina* / Alfred Šnitke* - Soviet Chamber Music (Album) Opus Czechoslovakia 1982 Sell This Version
С 10—18403-4 Sofia Gubaidulina - The Sun Of Inkas / Three Madrigals / Concordanza / Tovem  album art E. Denisov* / A. Schnittke* / S. Gubaidulina* / T. Mansurian* - Soloists Ensemble Of The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra*, Alexander Lazarev E. Denisov* / A. Schnittke* / S. Gubaidulina* / T. Mansurian* - Soloists Ensemble Of The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra*, Alexander Lazarev - The Sun Of Inkas / Three Madrigals / Concordanza / Tovem (LP) Мелодия С 10—18403-4 USSR 1983 Sell This Version
С 10—18757-62 Sofia Gubaidulina - Symphony Music By Soviet Composers album art The USSR Ministry Of Culture Orchestra* , Conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky - E. Denisov* / S. Gubaidulina* / A. Schnittke* The USSR Ministry Of Culture Orchestra* , Conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky - E. Denisov* / S. Gubaidulina* / A. Schnittke* - Symphony Music By Soviet Composers(3xLP + Box) Мелодия С 10—18757-62 USSR 1983 Sell This Version
LS-801 The Louisville Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawski, Sofia Gubaidulina The Louisville Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawski, Sofia Gubaidulina - Witold Lutoslawski - Fanfare for Louisville / Sofia Gubaidulina - Pre et Contra(LP) First Edition Records LS-801 US 1987 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - Offertorium album art Sofia Gubaidulina - Gidon Kremer, Boston Symphony Orchestra · Charles Dutoit Sofia Gubaidulina - Gidon Kremer, Boston Symphony Orchestra · Charles Dutoit - Offertorium Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1989 Sell This Version
AED-68005 Sofia Gubaidulina - Chamber Pieces For Bayan, Cello, Organ & String Orchestra album art Sofia Gubaidulina Chamber Pieces For Bayan, Cello, Organ & String Orchestra(CD, Album) Art & Electronics, MCA Classics AED-68005 US 1989 Sell This Version
MK 44924 Sofia Gubaidulina - Shostakovich: Quartet No. 15, Op. 144 · Gubaidulina: Rejoice! album art Gidon Kremer, Daniel Phillips, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Shostakovich*, Gubaidulina* Gidon Kremer, Daniel Phillips, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Shostakovich*, Gubaidulina* - Shostakovich: Quartet No. 15, Op. 144 · Gubaidulina: Rejoice!(CD, Album) CBS Masterworks MK 44924 Austria 1989 Sell This Version
MED 72 115 Sofia Gubaidulina - Gesänge Aus Osteuropa (Heidelberg Internationales Festival Neue Musik · Komponistinnen Heute) album art Gubaidulina*, Hölszky*, Dinescu*, Ustwolskaja*, Marbe* Gubaidulina*, Hölszky*, Dinescu*, Ustwolskaja*, Marbe* - Gesänge Aus Osteuropa (Heidelberg Internationales Festival Neue Musik · Komponistinnen Heute)(CD, Album) Classic Mediaphon MED 72 115 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - Quatuors À Cordes / String Quartets / Streichquartette album art György Kurtág - Witold Lutoslawski - Sofia Gubaïdulina* - Arditti String Quartet* György Kurtág - Witold Lutoslawski - Sofia Gubaïdulina* - Arditti String Quartet* - Quatuors À Cordes / String Quartets / Streichquartette (Album) Montaigne France 1991 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - Seven Last Words album art Sofia Gubaidulina Seven Last Words Мелодия USSR 1991 Sell This Version
Sofia Gubaidulina - In Croce - Russische Kammermusik / Chamber Music From Russia album art Sofia Gubaidulina / Viktor Suslin* / Alfred Schnittke Sofia Gubaidulina / Viktor Suslin* / Alfred Schnittke - In Croce - Russische Kammermusik / Chamber Music From Russia (Album) Koch Schwann Musica Mundi, Koch Schwann Musica Mundi Germany 1987 Sell This Version
С20 30867 008 Sofia Gubaidulina - В Ожидании... Фридрих Липс, Баян album art Ф. Липс* - И. С. Бах*, Д. Скарлатти*, К. Волков*, С. Губайдулина*, А. Пьяццолла*, Р. Щедрин* Ф. Липс* - И. С. Бах*, Д. Скарлатти*, К. Волков*, С. Губайдулина*, А. Пьяццолла*, Р. Щедрин* - В Ожидании... Фридрих Липс, Баян(LP, RP) Мелодия С20 30867 008 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
LCD006 Joan Tower / Otto Luening / Sofia GubaidulinaLawrence Leighton-Smith, The Louisville Orchestra Joan Tower / Otto Luening / Sofia GubaidulinaLawrence Leighton-Smith, The Louisville Orchestra - Island Rhythms / Kentucky Concerto / Pro Et Contra(CD) First Edition Records LCD006 US 1991 Sell This Version
LDC 2781059 Sofia Gubaidulina - Œuvres Du XXe  Siècle Pour Violoncelle Seul = 20th Century Works For Unaccompanied Violoncello album art Ivan Monighetti - Penderecki*, Dutilleux*, Xenakis*, Lutoslawski*, Knaifel*, Goubaidoulina*, Ali-Zade* Ivan Monighetti - Penderecki*, Dutilleux*, Xenakis*, Lutoslawski*, Knaifel*, Goubaidoulina*, Ali-Zade* - Œuvres Du XXe Siècle Pour Violoncelle Seul = 20th Century Works For Unaccompanied Violoncello(CD, Album) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 2781059 France 1991 Sell This Version
AU 31806-6 CD Siegfried Matthus / Georgi Mintchew* / Sofia Gubaidulina Siegfried Matthus / Georgi Mintchew* / Sofia Gubaidulina - III International Music Festival Leningrad 88 Vol. 6(CD) col legno AU 31806-6 CD Germany 1991 Sell This Version
3-7055-2 H1 Sofia Gubaidulina - Genzmer, Nielsen, Gubaidulina, Debussy album art Auréole - Genzmer*, Nielsen*, Debussy*, Gubaidulina* Auréole - Genzmer*, Nielsen*, Debussy*, Gubaidulina* - Genzmer, Nielsen, Gubaidulina, Debussy(CD, Album) Koch International Classics 3-7055-2 H1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
WWCX 2044 Sofia Gubaidulina - Astreja Improvisations album art Sofia Gubaidulina / Viktor Suslin* Sofia Gubaidulina / Viktor Suslin* - Astreja Improvisations(CD, Album) Eva (7) WWCX 2044 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
434 041-2 Sofia Gubaidulina - Chamber Music - Kammermusik album art Gubaidulina*, Irena Grafenauer, David Geringas, Isabelle van Keulen Gubaidulina*, Irena Grafenauer, David Geringas, Isabelle van Keulen - Chamber Music - Kammermusik(CD, Album) Philips 434 041-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
581257 Sofia Gubaidulina - Taïra / Bancquart / Goubaïdoulina / Mennesson / Louvier album art Orchestre Français de Flûtes, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Pierre-Alain Biget / Taïra* / Bancquart* / Goubaïdoulina* / Mennesson* / Louvier* Orchestre Français de Flûtes, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Pierre-Alain Biget / Taïra* / Bancquart* / Goubaïdoulina* / Mennesson* / Louvier* - Taïra / Bancquart / Goubaïdoulina / Mennesson / Louvier(CD, Album) Adda 581257 France 1992 Sell This Version
CD LR 181 Sofia Gubaidulina - Astreja - Music From Davos album art Sofia Gubaidulina / Valentina Ponomareva* / Mark Pekarsky / Victor Suslin* Sofia Gubaidulina / Valentina Ponomareva* / Mark Pekarsky / Victor Suslin* - Astreja - Music From Davos(CD, Album) Leo Records CD LR 181 UK 1992 Sell This Version
R10 00519 Sofia Gubaidulina - Первая Пластинка album art Astrakhan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra* - Conductor Mikhail Shcherbakov*, E. Grieg*, E. Elgar*, S. Gubaidulina* Astrakhan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra* - Conductor Mikhail Shcherbakov*, E. Grieg*, E. Elgar*, S. Gubaidulina* - Первая Пластинка(LP) Russian Disc, Мелодия R10 00519 Russia 1992 Sell This Version