Sofia Gubaidulina

I am a religious Russian Orthodox person and I understand ‘religion’ in the literal meaning of the word, as ‘re-ligio’, that is to say the restoration of connections, the restoration of the ‘legato’ of life. There is no more serious task for music than this.

– Sofia Gubaidulina

The Lyre of Orpheus (Die Leier des Orpheus) for violin, string orchestra and percussion (2005). Premiered on 6 June 2006, performed by Gidon Kremer, Andrei Pushkarev, Peter Sadlo and the Kremerata Baltica in Basel. Read more about this piece.

Photo by Priska Ketterer.