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Composer: Gubaidulina, Sofia (b. 1931)

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BergenBergen Domkor with Andreas Brantelid

Gubaidulina, Bach
Kjetil General; Bergen Domkor; Andreas Brantelid; Manuel Hofstätter; Gard Garshol

BergenGrieg & Gubaidulina with Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Gidon Kremer & Ah Ruem Ahn

Gubaidulina, Vaughan Williams, Grieg
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Gidon Kremer; Ah Ruem Ahn

BergenAlice Di Piazza & Ivan Monighetti

Grieg, Gubaidulina, Prokofiev
Alice Di Piazza; Ivan Monighetti

ParisStrauss, Chevalier à la rose

Shostakovich, Gubaidulina, Strauss R.
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Mikko Franck; Baiba Skride; Harriet Krijgh; Elsbeth Moser; Cyril Baleton

BantryCrespo Series

Gubaidulina, Schubert
Nurit Stark; Cédric Pescia; Niek de Groot; Luigi Gaggero
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An animated trio at the new Tonhalle Maag

Omer Meir Wellber © Tato Baeza
In Zurich’s new and provisional Tonhalle Maag, Omer Meir Wellber recently conducted a triple bill of works from the Baroque, Romantic and modern periods.
***11
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Dreams and nightmares in Gubaidulina world première

Baiba Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Elsbeth Moser perform Gubaidulina © Winslow Townson
Sofia Gubaidulina has always been drawn to non-traditional sounds, something which invariably landed her in trouble during the Soviet era. The bayan, a 200-button Russian accordion, became the source for many of those sounds in solo and concerted pieces. “It breathes,” she has said, possessing an “earthy quality like no other instrument”.
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Ghosts of past and present at Berlin's Philharmonie

Gidon Kremer © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Gidon Kremer, long-time champion of Sofia Gubaidulina, joined the Berliner Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann for a performance of In tempus praesens.
****1
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Oddballs and outcasts in the ballroom

In a former ballroom in the up-and-coming Neukölln district, the orchestra’s chamber ensemble presented an eccentric programme of music by oddballs and outcasts.
**111
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Scottish Ensemble's spiritual “three Pärts Bach”

The Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Fraser Band
The Scottish Ensemble's seasonal concert by candlelight looks at J.S. Bach and those inspired by his music.  
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