Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Born 14 August 1892. Died 15 October 1988
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
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1892-08-14
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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Biography (Wikipedia)

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (born Leon Dudley Sorabji; 14 August 1892 – 15 October 1988) was an English composer, music critic, pianist and writer. He was one of the 20th century's most prolific piano composers.

As a composer and pianist, Sorabji was largely self-taught, and he distanced himself from the main currents of contemporary musical life early in his career. He developed a highly idiosyncratic musical language, with roots in composers as diverse as Busoni, Debussy and Szymanowski, and he dismissed large portions of the established and contemporary repertoire.

A reluctant performer, Sorabji played a few of his works in public between 1920 and 1936, thereafter "banning" performances of his music until 1976. Since very few of his compositions were published during those years, he remained in public view mainly by writing essays and music criticism, at the centre of which are his books Around Music and Mi contra fa: The Immoralisings of a Machiavellian Musician. He had a tendency to seclusion, and in the 1950s he moved from London to the village of Corfe Castle, Dorset, where he spent most of the rest of his life quietly.

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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
Opus Clavicembalisticum
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Opus Clavicembalisticum
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
Pastiche on the Minute Waltz of Chopin
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Pastiche on the Minute Waltz of Chopin
Geoffrey Douglas & Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
Opus Clavicembalisticum
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Opus Clavicembalisticum
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
100 Transcendental Studies; No 4, Scriabinesco
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100 Transcendental Studies; No 4, Scriabinesco
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
No. 18: Liscio. Tranquillamente scorrevole
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No. 18: Liscio. Tranquillamente scorrevole
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
Transcendental Study No.7
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Transcendental Study No.7

Transcendental Study No.7

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Fredrik Ullen (piano)
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
Transcendental Study No.9: Staccato e leggiero
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Transcendental Study No.9: Staccato e leggiero
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