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Title Sorabji, a critical celebration / edited by Paul Rapoport ; with contributions by Paul Rapoport, Alistair Hinton, Frank Holliday, Kenneth Derus, Nazlin Bhimani, Michael Habermann, Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Marc-André Roberge.

Publication Info. Aldershot, Hampshire, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vermont : Ashgate, [1992]
Cambridge : Printed in Great Britain at the University Press.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Sorabji,K SOR    Available
Description xiv, 512 pages : illustrations, music, portrait ; 25 cm
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Note "A 'complete provisional' chronological catalog of Sorabji's compositions": pages 105-192.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 488-493) and indexes.
Note "The texts of Sorabji's vocal music": pages 460-479.
"The recordings of Sorabji's music": pages 480-485.
Contents Part I, Discovery: Why Sorabji? / Paul Rapoport -- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji : an introduction / Alisatair Hinton -- A few recollections and ruminations / Frank Holliday -- "Could you just send me a list of his works?" / Paul Rapoport.
Part II, The prose: Sorabji's letters to Heseltine. The letters ; Letter specifications ; Newman and Busoni / Kenneth Derus -- Sorabji's music criticism. Frederick Delius ; Edward Elgar ; Arnold Bax ; Gustav Holst ; Other British composers ; Conclusion / Nazlin Bhimani -- Sorabji's other writings: Around music (1932). From "Animadversions on singing" ; "Performance" versus "Celebration". Mi contra fa : the immoralisings of a Machiavellian musician (1947). "Il gran rifiuto" ; From "Karol Szymanowski". From correspondence. To Erik Chisholm ; To Norman P. Gentieu ; To Frank Holliday. From the Large notebook ("Commonplace book"). From the items numbered from I to CDXXXIII ; Some sacro-sanct modern superstitions (with comments).
Part III, The music. Sorabji's piano music. Strict contrapuntal sections (fugues) ; Sections in variation form ; Sections in the motoric genre ; Free fantasies, paraphrases, and shorter works ; nocturnes ; Le jardin parfumé ; Conclusion / Michael Habermann -- Performing Opus clavicembalisticum / Geoffrey Douglas Madge with Paul Rapoport -- Splendour upon splendour : on hearing Sorabji play / Frank Holliday -- Um tessuto d'esecuzioni : a register of performances of Sorabji's works / Marc-André Roberge.
Perigraph, To remember Sorabji's music : a short-form conclusion / Kenneth Derus -- Appendix 1, The texts of Sorabji's vocal music ; Appendix 2, The recordings of Sorabji's music / Paul Rapoport -- Appendix 3, The Sorabji music archive / Alistair Hinton.
Language Includes French text of Sorabji's vocal music.
Summary "Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988) was an unusual legend in his own lifetime: a Parsi composer and critic living in England whose compositions are of such length and difficulty that he felt compelled to ban public performances of them. This book, the first devoted to Sorabji, explores his life and character, his music, his articles and letters. It presents the legend accurately, dispelling its exaggerated aspects. The portrait which emerges is not of a crank or eccentric but of a highly original and accomplished musical thinker whom recent performances and recordings confirm as unique and important."--Book Jacket.
Subject Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988.
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988 -- Bibliography.
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988 -- Discography.
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Vocal music -- Texts.
Added Author Rapoport, Paul, editor, author.
ISBN 9780859679237 (hbk.)
0859679233 (hbk.)
9781138260504 (pbk.)
1138260509 (pbk.)

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