Michael Kurtz's biography of Sofia Gubaidulina is the first in any language. He conducted extensive interviews with Gubaidulina, her colleagues, and her family, and was given access to her papers. He gives a chronological account that places the personal details of her life and the evolution of her work within the broader cultural and political context of the post-Stalin Soviet Union.
For the English edition, the text has been revised and updated and a chronology of Gubaidulina's life and a complete list of her works have been added. Sofia Gubaidulina: A Biography Michael Kurtz Translated by Christoph K. Lohmann Edited by Malcolm Hamrick Brown Indiana University Press ISBN-10: 0253349079-2