Konshina, Yelena Sergeyevna
- Gerard McBurney
(b Kirovgrad, Sverdlovsk [now Yekaterinburg] region, Jan 9, 1950). Russian composer. She has spent her working life teaching and writing in the ancient Russian town of Vladimir, far from the active musical centres of Moscow and St Petersburg. Her music, usually small in scale and quietist in aspiration, reflects the solitude in which she has chosen to live. Some time before the post-Gorbachev vogue for religious music, Konshina was already devoting much energy to ...