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Composer: Gubaidulina, Sofia (b. 1931)

February 2019
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AmsterdamGubaidulina's Offertorium & Brahms Symphony no.4

© Otto van den Toorn
Gubaidulina, Brahms
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; James Gaffigan; Simone Lamsma

LondonJoanna MacGregor – Soul of a Woman

Joanna MacGregor – Soul of a Woman
Beethoven, Alberga, Simone, Ginastera, Gubaidulina
Joanna MacGregor, Piano

AmsterdamWantenaar, Tchaikovsky and Gubaidulina

Wantenaar, Tchaikovsky, Gubaidulina
Philipp Ahmann; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Ivan Monighetti

GothenburgHaydn, Gubaidulina, Schubert

Haydn, Gubaidulina, Schubert
Joel Quartet

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Gubaidulina, Bruckner
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Dima Slobodeniouk; Baiba Skride; Harriet Krijgh; Martynas Levickis
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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