Sofia Gubaidulina - Touring Composer Portrait
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Sofia Gubaidulina

Female shaman and blessed fool, she is an extraordinary figure to have arrived in a time of cynicism,...

Sofia Gubaidulina - Touring Composer Portrait

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7pm

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  Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) has earned her place among the great living composers. Her singular sound is characterized by a love of unusual sonorities and a deep-seated belief in the mystical properties of music. Quietly encouraged by Shostakovich to boldly pursue what the Soviet establishment perceived as the “wrong course” musically, she fled to Germany, where she cultivated her passion for the avant-garde. This program—her second Portrait at Miller—traces her evolution before and after her relocation to Hamburg, with several solo works as well as larger spiritual tours-de-force.

  This event will be held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.



  • Dancer On A Tightrope   (1993)
  • Meditation on the Bach Chorale "Vor deinem Thron tret ich hiermit"   (1993)
  • Trio   (1989)
  • Quasi Hoquetus   (1984)
  • Sonatina   (1978)