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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.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Classical
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
String Quartet No. 2 on Gubaidulina: Complete String Quartets by Sofia Gubaidulina & Stamic Quartet
De Profundis on Sofia Gubaidulina by Sofia Gubaidulina, Elsbeth Moser, Boris Pergamenschikow, Christoph Poppen & Munich Chamber Orchestra
Musical Toys: 6. Song of the fisherman on Russian Chill & Relax by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich & Sergei Rachmaninoff
Raduysya (Rejoice): IV. And he returned to his own abode (Nun ist er in sein Haus zurückgekehrt) on Gubaidulina: Offertorium/ Rejoice! Freue Dich by Sofia Gubaidulina & James DePreist
Serenade on Obiedov, Y.: Songs and Dances of Latin America / Gubaidulina, S.: Serenade / Pettoletti, P.: Cachucha by Timofeyev Ensemble
Piano Quintet: IV. Presto on Gubaidulina: In The Mirror - 3 Works, 3 Genres, 3 Epochs by Sofia Gubaidulina
In tempus praesens (Concerto for Violin and Orchestra) on Female Classical Composers - Great Recordings by Sofia Gubaidulina, Clara Schumann & Cécile Chaminade
Dialog: Ich und Du - Pt. 1 on Sofia Gubaidulina – Dialog: Ich und Du; The Wrath of God; The Light of the End by Sofia Gubaidulina, Vadim Repin, Gewandhausorchester & Andris Nelsons
Dialog: Ich und Du - Pt. 2 on Sofia Gubaidulina – Dialog: Ich und Du; The Wrath of God; The Light of the End by Sofia Gubaidulina, Vadim Repin, Gewandhausorchester & Andris Nelsons
Offertorium - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra on Gubaidulina: Offertorium by Sofia Gubaidulina, Gidon Kremer, Boston Symphony Orchestra & Charles Dutoit

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
20th Century Piano WorksOlga Andryushchenko, Sofia Gubaidulina2018Album
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 77; Gubaidulina: In Tempus PraesensDmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina, Simone Lamsma, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, James Gaffigan, Reinbert de Leeuw2017Album
Complete Guitar WorksSofia Gubaidulina - David Tanenbaum2015Album
Complete String Quartets, Reflections On The Theme B-A-C-H, Quintet, Trio, Freue Dich!Sofia Gubaidulina, Quatuor Molinari, Louise Bessette2015Album
RepentanceSofia Gubaidulina ; Franz Halász, Jacob Kellermann, Lucas Brar, Wen-Sinn Yang, Philipp Stubenrauch, Hariolf Schlichtig, Débora Halász2014Album
Tre VociTre Voci - Toru Takemitsu / Claude Debussy / Sofia Gubaidulina2014Album
In Memorian: Chamber MusicВиктор Суслин, Sofia Gubaidulina - Nurit Stark, Cédric Pescia, Olga Dowbusch-Lubotsky, Alexander Suslin, Rebecca Beyer, Taiko Saito2014Album
Toonmeesters (Acht Portretten Van Hedendaagse Componisten)Reinbert de Leeuw, Cherry Duyns, Olivier Messiaen, Sofia Gubaidulina, Henryk Górecki, Mauricio Kagel, Galina Ustvolskaya, Claude Vivier, Klaas De Vries, György Ligeti2013Album
In Croce - Works For Double BassSofia Gubaidulina, Daniele Roccato, Fabrizio Ottaviucci2013Album
CaprichoKees Olthuis, Jaurés Lamaraque-Pons, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sofia Gubaidulina, Gustavo Núñez, Ed Spanjaard, Concertgebouworkest2013Album
Canticle Of The SunSofia Gubaidulina2012Album
Musical Toys: Musical Toys, Six Piano Études, Musica RicercataMei Yi Foo, Sofia Gubaidulina, Unsuk Chin, György Ligeti2012Album
Complete String QuartetsSofia Gubaidulina - Stamic Quartet2012Album
Anthology Of Piano Music By Russian And Soviet Composers Part One 1917-1991 Disc 4Edison Denisov, André Volkonsky, Юрий Буцко, Alexander Wustin, Николай Каретников, Ростислав Бойко, Edvard Mirzoyan, Sofia Gubaidulina2012Album
Glorious Percussion / In Tempus PraesensSofia Gubaidulina, Glorious Percussion, Vadim Gluzman, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott2011Album
Fachwerk / SilenzioSofia Gubaidulina, Geir Draugsvoll, Geir Inge Lotsberg, Øyvind Gimse, Trondheim Symfoniorkester2011Album
Chamber Music With Double BassSofia Gubaidulina - Martin Heinze, KlangArt Berlin2011Album
Seven Words / In Croce / Kadenza / Et ExspectoSofia Gubaidulina, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, José Ramón Encinar, Iñaki Alberdi, Asier Polo2011Album
Point And SurfaceRyuichi Sakamoto, Sofia Gubaidulina, Yutaka Sado + Kazue Sawai2011Album
Антология Музыки Для УдарныхSofia Gubaidulina, Mark Pekarsky2010Album
Horizon 3: Recordings From The 2008-2009 SeasonConcertgebouworkest – Michel van der Aa • Otto Ketting • Tristan Keuris • Sofia Gubaidulina • Mayke Nas2010Album
For ChildrenSofia Gubaidulina / György Kurtág / Helmut Lachenmann / Steffen Schleiermacher2009Album
PortraitSofia Gubaidulina – Claire-Marie Le Guay, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Jean-Jacques Kantorow2009Album
Violin Concertos In Tempus PraesensJohann Sebastian Bach – Sofia Gubaidulina2008Album
Complete Works For Solo PianoMarcela Roggeri, Sofia Gubaidulina2008Album
24 Preludes Op. 34 Sonata (1965)Joonas Ahonen - Dmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina2007Album
Johannes-Passion / Johannes-OsternSofia Gubaidulina, Helmuth Rilling2007Album
Rejoice! • Silenzio • In CroceSofia Gubaidulina, Telesto Trio2006Album
Am Rande Des Abgrunds / De Profundis / Quaternion / In CroceSofia Gubaidulina2006Album
The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair / Sieben WorteSofia Gubaidulina, Sharon Bezaly, Mie Miki, Torleif Thedéen, Göteborgs Symfoniker, Mario Venzago2006Single
Fagottkonzerte · Bassoon ConcertosSergio Azzolini · Kammerakademie Potsdam - Heitor Villa-Lobos · Paul Hindemith · André Jolivet · Sofia Gubaidulina2005Album
DésirAnna Gourari - Alexander Scriabine, Sofia Gubaidulina2005Album
The Canticle Of The SunSofia Gubaidulina2004Album
Oleg Kagan Plays GubaidulinaSofia Gubaidulina, Oleg Kagan2004Album
The Canticle Of The Sun / Hommage À Marina TsvetayevaSofia Gubaidulina2003Album
Quasi ImprovisataDavid Geringas, Geir Draugsvoll - Sofia Gubaidulina, Astor Piazzolla, Eduardas Balsys, Lepo Sumera, Anatolijus Šenderovas2003Album
De ProfundisSofia Gubaidulina, Erkki Jokinen, Vladislav Zolotarev / David Farmer2002Album
In The MirrorSofia Gubaidulina2002Album
Sofia GubaidulinaSofia Gubaidulina2002Album
Styx / Viola ConcertoGiya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev2002Album
High RiseXak Bjerken, Christopher Theofanidis • James Matheson • Steven Burke • Roberto Sierra • Sofia Gubaidulina • Karen Tanaka2001Album
Johannes-PassionSofia Gubaidulina - Natalia Kornieva, Viktor Lutsuk, Fedor Mozhaev, Gennady Bezzubenkov, St Petersburg Chamber Choir, Chorus Of The Mariinsky Theatre Und Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev2001Album
The Canticle Of The Sun / Music For Flute, Strings And PercussionSofia Gubaidulina - Emmanuel Pahud, Mstislav Rostropovich, London Voices, The London Symphony Orchestra, Ryusuke Numajiri2001Album
Mysterious MorningGyörgy Ligeti • Fuminori Tanada • Franco Donatoni • Iannis Xenakis • Sofia Gubaidulina - Quatuor Habanera2001Album
Orchestral Works & Chamber MusicSofia Gubaidulina2000Album
Works For BassoonSofia Gubaidulina - Valeri Popov, The Russian State Symphony Cappella1999Album
Fratres Per Archi E Percussioni, Frates Per Otto Violoncelli, Summa Per Archi, Cantus In Memoria Di Benjamin Britten Per Archi E Campana / Sinfonia N.3 "Dei Canti Dolorosi", Tre Pezzi Nello Stile Antico / Musica Funebre Per Archi / Silenzio Per Bayan, Violino E VioloncelloArvo Pärt / Henryk Górecki / Witold Lutoslawski / Sofia Gubaidulina1998Compil.
Miserere • AlleluiaHenryk Górecki, Sofia Gubaidulina / Radiokoret, Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester, Dimitrij Kitaenko, Jesper Grove Jørgensen1997Album
Quartetto N. 8 Op. 110 - Le Ultime Sette ParoleDmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina, Mario Brunello, Ivano Battiston, Orchestra D'Archi Italiana1997Album
The Complete Piano MusicSofia Gubaidulina1997Album
Rubaiyat - Detto II - Mistrioso - ConcertoSofia Gubaidulina1997Album
Astraea. Live At LockenhausSofia Gubaidulina, Виктор Суслин / Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Musica1996Album
Mosaic: Piano ConcertosHenryk Górecki • Sofia Gubaidulina • Galina Ustvolskaya • Georgs Pelēcis - Alexei Lubimov, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Heinrich Schiff1996Album
The Russian SaxophoneEdison Denisov / Sofia Gubaidulina / Alexander Wustin / Александр Раскатов / Вадим Карасиков - Claude Delangle1996Album
Light And Shadow, Detto I / O Domina Nostra, KantataSofia Gubaidulina / Henryk Górecki - Jens E. Christensen, Anne-Lise Berntsen, Sarah Gaston, Jesper Korneliusen, Jesper Lorck, Thomas Widlund, Bent Lylloff1996Album
One⁸ / Zehn PräludienJohn Cage / Sofia Gubaidulina - Julius Berger1996Album
Beyond The Iron CurtainLeslie Newman, Amanda Hurton / Bohuslav Martinů, Фикрет Амиров, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jindřich Feld, Отар Тактакишвили1995Album
Jetzt Immer Schnee - PerceptionSofia Gubaidulina - Stella Kleindienst, Siegfried Lorenz, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Schönberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw1995Album
In Croce / Ten Preludes / Grand Duet For Cello And PianoSofia Gubaidulina / Galina Ustvolskaya - Maya Beiser, Christopher Oldfather, Dorothy Papadakos1995Album
Orgel Und Schlagzeug = Organ And PercussionGünther Becker / Sofia Gubaidulina / Adriana Hölszky / Bojidar Spassov1995Album
Silenzio / De Profundis / Et Expecto / In ErwartungSofia Gubaidulina - Geir Draugsvoll, Arne Balk-Møller, Henrik Brendstrup, Rascher Saxophone Quartet, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble1995Album
Seven Words • Silenzio • In CroceSofia Gubaidulina / Maria Kliegel, Elsbeth Moser, Kathrin Rabus, Camerata Transsylvanica, György Selmeczi1995Album
And: The Feast Is In Full Progress - Ten PreludesSofia Gubaidulina1995Album
Complete Works For Solo PianoSofia Gubaidulina1995Album
Concordanza ⋅ Meditation ⋅ Sieben Worte = Seven WordsSofia Gubaidulina - Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Karina Georgian, Elsbeth Moser1994Album
Cello WorksSofia Gubaidulina, Henrik Brendstrup1994Album
Orchestral Music: Pro Et Contra · Märchenbild · ConcordanzaSofia Gubaidulina - Bernhard Klee, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover Des NDR, Johannes Kalitzke1994Album
Gubaidulina: Pro et Contra, Firsova: CassandraSofia Gubaidulina, Elena Firsova, The BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Tadaaki Otaka1994Album
Solo Piano Works / Introitus: Concerto For Piano And Chamber OrchestraSofia Gubaidulina - Andreas Haefliger, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover Des NDR, Bernhard Klee1994Album
Kammermusik = Chamber Music = Musique De ChambreSofia Gubaidulina / Elena Firsova / Galina Ustvolskaya1994Album
Sieben Worte • In CroceSofia Gubaidulina1994Album
String Quartets 1 - 3 / String TrioSofia Gubaidulina, Den Danske Kvartet1994Album
Offertorium, Rejoice!Sofia Gubaidulina, Oleh Krysa, James DePreist1993Album
"Lerchenmusik" / Punkte, Linien Und ZickzackHenryk Górecki / Sofia Gubaidulina - LINensemble1993Album
Bassoon Concerto • Concordanza • Detto IISofia Gubaidulina - Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble • Osmo Vänskä, Harri Ahmas • Ilkka Pälli1993Album
Symphony: 'Stimmen... Verstummen' • StufenSofia Gubaidulina, Stockholms Filharmoniska Orkester, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky1993Album
Modern Portraits IIAlfred Schnittke • Родион Щедрин • Sofia Gubaidulina - Владимир Крайнев, Friedrich Lips, Mikhail Milman, Vladimir Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi1993Album
Taïra / Bancquart / Goubaïdoulina / Mennesson / LouvierOrchestre Français de Flûtes, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Pierre-Alain Biget / Yoshihisa Taïra / Alain Bancquart / Sofia Gubaidulina / Christine Mennesson / Alain Louvier1992Album
Первая ПластинкаКамерный Оркестр Астраханской Филармонии1992Album
Astreja ImprovisationsSofia Gubaidulina / Виктор Суслин1992Album
Sonaten Für Violine und VioloncelloMaurice Ravel / Sofia Gubaidulina - Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman1992Album
Musikalische Spezialitäten 1992.Alexander Glazunov, Valentin Silvestrov, Sofia Gubaidulina / Minguet Quartett1992Album
Chamber Music - KammermusikSofia Gubaidulina, Irena Grafenauer, David Geringas, Isabelle van Keulen1992Album
Astreja - Music From DavosSofia Gubaidulina / Валентина Пономарёва / Mark Pekarsky / Виктор Суслин1992Album
Genzmer, Nielsen, Gubaidulina, DebussyAuréole - Harald Genzmer, Carl Nielsen, Claude Debussy, Sofia Gubaidulina1991Album
Quatuors À Cordes / String Quartets / StreichquartetteGyörgy Kurtág - Witold Lutoslawski - Sofia Gubaidulina - Arditti Quartet1991Album
III International Music Festival Leningrad 88 Vol. 6Siegfried Matthus / Gueorgui Mintchev / Sofia Gubaidulina1991Album
Œuvres Du XXe Siècle Pour Violoncelle Seul = 20th Century Works For Unaccompanied VioloncelloIvan Monighetti - Krzysztof Penderecki, Henri Dutilleux, Iannis Xenakis, Witold Lutoslawski, Alexander Knaifel, Sofia Gubaidulina, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh1991Album
Seven Last WordsSofia Gubaidulina1991Album
Island Rhythms / Kentucky Concerto / Pro Et ContraThe Louisville Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton-Smith - Joan Tower / Otto Luening / Sofia Gubaidulina1991Album
In Croce - Russische Kammermusik / Chamber Music From RussiaSofia Gubaidulina / Виктор Суслин / Alfred Schnittke / Arvo Pärt1991Album
The Seven Last Words • Rubayat • Vivente—Non ViventeSofia Gubaidulina1990Compil.
Gesänge Aus Osteuropa (Heidelberg Internationales Festival Neue Musik · Komponistinnen Heute)Sofia Gubaidulina, Adriana Hölszky, Violeta Dinescu, Galina Ustvolskaya, Myriam Marbé1990Album
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 15, Op. 144 · Gubaidulina: Rejoice!Gidon Kremer, Daniel Phillips, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Dmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina1989Album
Chamber Pieces For Bayan, Cello, Organ & String OrchestraSofia Gubaidulina1989Album
The Spirit Of RussiaAlfred Schnittke / Edison Denisov / Sofia Gubaidulina / Tigran Mansurian1989Compil.
OffertoriumSofia Gubaidulina - Gidon Kremer, Boston Symphony Orchestra · Charles Dutoit1989Album
Fanfare for Louisville / Pre et ContraThe Louisville Orchestra – Witold Lutoslawski / Sofia Gubaidulina1987Album
The Sun Of Incas / Three Madrigals / Concordanza / TovemEdison Denisov / Alfred Schnittke / Sofia Gubaidulina / Tigran Mansurian - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Soloists Ensemble, Alexander Lazarev1983Album
Symphony Music By Soviet ComposersГосударственный Симфонический Оркестр Министерства Культуры СССР1983Album
Soviet Chamber MusicEdison Denisov / Valentin Silvestrov / Sofia Gubaidulina / Alfred Schnittke1982Album
Симфония № 11 / Концерт Тринадцати / РубайятGennadi Rozhdestvensky - Александр Локшин / Vyacheslav Artyomov / Sofia Gubaidulina1980Album
Концерт Для Фагота И Струнного Оркестра / Серенада / Концерт Для Фагота И Низких СтрунныхJoseph Bodin de Boismortier / Gian Francesco Malipiero / Sofia Gubaidulina - Valeri Popov1979Album
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 Ансамбля ИнструменталистовIvan Monighetti - Paul Hindemith / Anton Webern / Edison Denisov / Sofia Gubaidulina1978Album
Алексей Черкасов (Ф-но)Алексей Черкасов - Robert Schumann / Béla Bartók / Sofia Gubaidulina / Maurice Ravel1968Album
Russische KomponistinnenFranghiz Ali-Zadeh, Татьяна Сергеева, Sofia Gubaidulina, Reimund KoruppAlbum
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