Gubaidulina: Update

Gubaidulina: Update
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Last month, following the wide-ranging exploration of her music at the BBC's annual "Composer Weekend," Sofia Gubaidulina traveled to Moscow to receive the Russian "Triumph" Prize — the prestigious independent cultural award. She joins previous laureate members composer Alfred Schnittke and conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. This month, on the 7th, Gubaidulina is honored again as she receives the Hamburg Bach-Prize 2007.