New Book – Sofia Gubaidulina: A Biography

Indiana Press released Gubaidulina’s first ever biography, this should be a great read as anyone who was ever exposed to Gubaidulina’s music would be eager to learn more about this strange lady – definitely going on my “Wish List”!

Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina
A Biography
Michael Kurtz
Foreword by Mstislav Rostropovich
Translated by Christoph K. Lohmann
Edited by Malcolm Hamrick Brown
A comprehensive biography of one of the most influential composers of the 20th century Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (1931– ) has achieved international acclaim for her unique musical oeuvre which draws on Eastern and Western musical traditions and reflects a deep-rooted belief in the mystical and religious qualities of music.

Kurtz’s biography of Gubaidulina is the first in any language. Based on her papers and extensive interviews with Gubaidulina, her colleagues, and family, the book places her life and the evolution of her work within the broader cultural and political context of the post-Stalin Soviet Union. For the English edition, the text has been revised and updated and a chronology of Gubaidulina’s life and a complete list of her works have been added.

Michael Kurtz is currently working on a retrospective view of 20th-century music presented in biographical portraits of selected composers.

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Distribution: worldwide
Publication date: 10/08/2007
Format: cloth
ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34907-1
ISBN: 0-253-34907-9

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