Sofia Gubaidulina and the New York Phil

The New York Philharmonic has been in the news (if only briefly) about their noticeable lack of inclusion of anything other than dead, white, men in their 2011-2012 concert season. But as I mentioned then, the NY Phil is just continuing a long-standing and unfortunate precedent. This year Sofia Gubaidulina has the honor of being the only woman to have her work performed by the ensemble. This past weekend saw the New York premiere of Gubaidulina’s In Tempus Praesens, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter. Alex Ross, critic for The New Yorker, shared through his blog a video…