Sofia Gubaidulina Profiled

Source: The New York Times.

The composer Sofia Gubaidulina, who turns 90 on Sunday, lives in a humble brick bungalow in this small town outside Hamburg. She receives guests in the dining room; to get there, they are led through the kitchen to a small round table decked out with a spread of strong tea, something sweet, and the Russian Orthodox icon known as Our Lady of Kazan. It’s all modest and unassuming. But there are clues everywhere of an eminent career in music.