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Sofia Gubaidulina: The Soviet Years
Friday 12 January 2007 19:50-20:10 (Radio 3)
Sofia Gubaidulina was born in 1931 in the Tatar Republic to a Tatar Muslim father and Russian Orthodox mother. Gerard McBurney explores her cultural heritage and musical development, and discovers how, while earning her living writing commercial film scores in Moscow, Gubaidulina was able to compose the visionary music that was to make her name.