Sofia Gubaidulina Research Paper

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Sofia Gubaidulina was born on 24 October 1931 in Tschistopol, a small town on the Volga in the Tartar Republic of the USSR. She studied composition and piano at the Kazan Conservatory, graduating in 1954. In Moscow she undertook further studies at the Conservatory with Nikolay Peyko until 1959, and then with Shebalin until 1963. She was awarded with Stalin-fellowship. When she finished her studies in 1961, Soviet authorities had already marked her as an “irresponsible” composer on a “mistaken path.” Although Dimitri Shostakovich became one of her most ardent admirers and enthusiastic supporters, she was eventually blacklisted and denounced for producing “noisy mud instead of real musical innovation.” She got income by composed film music score
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