Sorabji Resource Site (SRS)

Current or Recent Research

This page lists, in chronological and then alphabetical order, current (or recent) research projects dealing with Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji and his music (fully functional websites, by nature ongoing projects with constant updates, are listed elsewhere). It is thus a documentation of works in progress (indicated by a dash after the year) or recently completed (without a dash).

Publications that appeared in a past that cannot be called recent (i.e., a few years ago) are listed, especially if they are academic works such as dissertations, and even more so if they are freely available.

I urge all to send me details of their projects or forthcoming publications, editions, recordings, and performance projects so that they can be included. Making the Sorabjian community aware of current efforts will be useful in avoiding duplication. It may also enable people with special interests to contact scholars or performers who will have particular knowledge.

Performances are only listed when a very specific reason makes them stand out from the simple inclusion of a work by Sorabji in a concert. Data on forthcoming performances will be found on the News page of the Sorabji Archive’s website.


  • Acad.: Academic papers (honours dissertations, M.A. theses, Ph.D. and D.M.A. dissertations)
  • Art.: Articles (usually scholarly)
  • B: Books
  • CP: Contributions to collective publications
  • Ed.: Editions
  • Ex.: Exhibitions
  • F: Films or documentaries
  • M: Miscellaneous
  • NS: Non-scholarly activities (e.g., radio programmes)
  • P: Performances
  • R: Recordings
  • SC: Scholarly conferences (includes talks and podcasts)
  • SF: Sound files

New items appear at the bottom of the table, and dates of forthcoming events are in italic. A bullet () is added at the beginning of the code in the case of older but only recently discovered events.

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Code Author Date Description
Code Author Date Description
Ed. Roberge, Marc-André 1996-97, 2014- Annotated editions of The Fruits of Misanthropy, being The Animadversions of a Machiavellian (1925-30); xvii, 96 pp., and of the short story Gianandrea and Stephen (undated, after 1954); 56 pp. These unpublished editions prepared as part of the work towards Opus sorabjianum will be revised and included in a complete edition of Sorabji’s unpublished writings.
Acad. Abrahams, Simon 2001 Le mauvais jardinier: A Reassessment of the Myths of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji” (Ph.D diss., University of London, King’s College, 2001), 265 pp.
R Powell, Jonathan 2002- Recording of several works for the Altarus label
R Ullén, Fredrik 2003-20 Recording of the Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.)
Ed. Carter, David 2005- Edition of the Symphony [no. 2], “Jāmī”, for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus, and Baritone Solo (1942-51; 826 pp.).
Acad. Owen, Sean Vaughn 2006 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji: An Oral Biography” (Ph.D. diss., University of Southampton, 2006), 371 pp.
Ed. Roberge, Marc-André 2007- Edition of The Poplars (1915; 3 pp.); iv, 10 pp., unpublished.
P Johnson, Tellef 2009- Performance project of the Sonata V (Opus archimagicum) (1934-35; 336 pp.), with a companion website.
Art. Smotrov, Veniamin Egorovič 2009 Удивительный мир эксцентричного композитора: О Кайхосру Сорабджи” [The amazing world of an eccentric composer: On Kaikhosru Sorabji]. Musicus 2, no. 15 (March-April 2009); 40-46 (in Russian).
Acad. McMenamin, Sean 2010 “Englishness and Otherness: Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji” (undergraduate dissertation, Newcastle University), 35 pp.
SC McMenamin, Sean 2012-01-07 “Englishness and Otherness: Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji”, research statement presented at the Royal Musical Association’s Research Students’ Conference.
Ed. Powell, Jonathan, and Alexander Abercrombie 2012-03-27 Edition of the Sixth Symphony for Piano (Symphonia claviensis) (1975-76; 270 pp.); parts 1 and 3 by Powell, part 2 by Abercrombie; announced on the Sorabji Forum.
SC McMenamin, Sean 2012-06-26 “Sorabji — An Introductory Lecture”, The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Art. Collins, Sarah 2013 Practices of Aesthetic Self-Cultivation: British Composer-Critics of the ‘Doomed Generation’”, Journal of the Royal Musical Association 138, no. 1 (2013): 85-128.
Acad. Conrad, Kent R. 2013 “The Music for Soprano and Piano of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji: An Historical Perspective and Stylistic Overview” (D.M.A. thesis, Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013), viii, 88 pp.
Acad. Gasser, Mark 2013 Ronald Stevenson, Composer-Pianist: An Exegetical Critique from a Pianistic Perspective” (Doctor of Philosophy, Performing Arts [Music], Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, 2013), xviii, 301 pp. Section 6.5 (pp. 203-8) is entitled “Architectonic Forms: Comparisons with the Opus Clavicembalisticum, KSS50 (1930) of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988) and Visualizing the Intelligent Design of the Passacaglia on DSCH (1963)”.
R Bowyer, Kevin 2013-10-15 The Sorabji Organ Project, launched in 2008, has resulted in the edition and performance of all three symphonies for organ. Completion announced by the Sorabji Archive. See the citation for the Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Organ Works of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988)” (2016); text not available due to embargo and/or third party copyright restrictions, but see the three editions published by the Sorabji Archive.
CP Shaked, Yuval 2013 “Charakterzüge des ‘Outsiders’ in der abendländischen Musik”. In Die Dynamik kulturellen Wandels: Essays und Analysen—Festschrift Reinhard Flender zum 60. Geburtstag, Schriften des Instituts für kulturelle Innovationsforschung ander Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, no. 2, 167-75. Berlin: LIT-Verlag, 2013.
Ed. Jarvis, Frazer 2013- Edition of Symphonic Variations for Piano (1935-37; 484 pp.)
Acad. McMenamin, Sean 2013-01-11 “Resisting Englishness: Sorabji and Ex-centricity”, paper presented at the conference “Expressions of Britishness: Music and the Arts in the Twentieth Century”, RMA/IMR/CHOMBEC (Royal Musical Association/Institute of Musical Research/Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth), IMR, Senate House, London.
Ed. Powell, Jonathan 2013-08-19 Jonathan Powell announces on the Sorabji Forum that he is beginning an edition of Second Symphony for Piano (1954; 248 pp.).
Ed. Abercrombie, Alexander 2014 Edition of Fourth Symphony for Piano Alone (1962-64; 240 pp.)
Ed. Jarvis, Frazer 2014 Edition of Opusculum for Orchestra (1923; 36 pp.)
Acad. Kim, Mi-Jin 2014 Comparative Analysis of the Musical Distortion in Kaikhosru Sorabji’s and Vladimir Horowitz’s Piano Paraphrases Based on Bizet’s Opera Carmen” (D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2014), v, 37 pp.
Ed. Schaarwächer, Jürgen, ed. 2014 Publication of Sorabji’s letters to Robert Simpson (1921-97), covering the period 1948-51, in Tonic: The Journal of the Robert Simpson Society 23 (Autumn 2014): 2-22.
Art. Allan, Michael 2014 “‘Consider well your neighbour...’ — Kaikhosru Sorabji and Norman Douglas: A Few Letters and Some Music”, in Norman Douglas: 8. Symposium, Bregenz und Thüringen, Vlbg., 10./11. 10. 2014, ed. Norman Douglas-Forschungsstelle, Vorarlberger Landesbibliothek und vorarlberg museum (Feldkirch/Graz: W. Neugebauer, 2014), 93-101.
Art. Iglickij, Mihail Mihajlovič [Иглицкий, Михаил Михайлович] 2014 “Гармоническое отражение первоисточниковв трёх пастиччо К.Ф. Сорабджи” [The harmonic reflection of primary sources in the three Pastiches by Kaikhosru Sorabji]. Musica theorica 18 (2014): 73-81.
Art. Powell, Jonathan 2014-01 Charles-Valentin Alkan and British Piano Music of the 20th Century”, Alkan Society Bulletin, no. 90 (January 2014): 10-24. Includes sections entitled “Sorabji’s campaign for Alkan”, “Alkan and Sorabji: The music”, “Later generations: White, Smith, Stevenson, Hinton and Finnissy”, “Closing Thoughts”.
SC Roberge, Marc-André 2014-01-31 Opus sorabjianum: Les joies et les souffrances d’un biographe”, talk given as part of the graduate musicology colloquium, Faculty of Music, Laval University (Québec); later published in Intersections: Revue canadienne de musique.
SC Mead, Andrew Washburn 2014-02-12 “Hi! My Name is Andy and I’m a Sorabji Addict—or—Gradus ad Sorabji”, talk (with several musical examples) about variation technique and overall planning in the variations and passacaglia of Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.), given as part of the Music Theory Department Colloquium Series, Jacobs School of Music (Simon Building), Indiana University. After thirty years at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance (of which he is now Professor Emeritus of Music Theory), the author is currently professor of music theory at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Ed. Vignani, Alberto 2014-03-13 Edition of Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1935-37, 1953-56; 540 pp.). This project, begun in 2009, is the first completed and published edition of a major orchestral work by Sorabji; publication announced on the Sorabji Forum.
Acad. Chaulk, Jeremy 2015 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Toccata Seconda” (Doctor of Music in Performance, McGill University, 2015), 46 pp.
SC Inglis, Brian 2015 “Sorabji and Heseltine: Odd Couple or Brothers-in-Arms”, paper presented as part of the “Musical Life in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain” session at the International Conference on Music Since 1900 (Glasgow University), 7 September 2015.
Ed. Jarvis, Frazer 2015 Edition of the Sonata no. 0 for Piano (1917; 30 pp.)
Ed. Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2015 Edition of the Tāntrik Symphony for Piano Alone (1938-39; 284 pp.); see the Sorabji Forum for a progress report on the edition.
Art. Roberge, Marc-André 2015 Opus sorabjianum: Les joies et les souffrances d’un biographe”, Intersections : Revue canadienne de musique, no. 35 /1 (2015): 105-21. Revised edition of a talk given on 31 January 2014.
SC Powell, Jonathan 2015-10-31 “Sorabji and the East: Iranian and Indian Influences”, paper presented at the Aesthetics East and West: Philosophy, Literature, Music and Art conference of the Academy of German-Italian Studies, Research and Higher Education, Merano (programme).
Art. Bayley, Lynn René (et al.) 2015-12 “Fredrik Ullén and Sorabji”, Fanfare 39, no. 2 (November-December 2015): 165-69, followed by reviews of the BIS-1853 recording of vol. 4 of the Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.) by Lynn René Bayley (pp. 169-70), Peter J. Rabinowitz (pp. 170-71), Radu A. Lelutiu (pp. 171-72), and John Bell Young (p. 172).
Art. Medwin, Marc (et al.) 2015-12 “Music from the Borderland of Chaos: An Interview with Michael Habermann”, Fanfare 39, no. 2 (November-December 2015): 91-92, 94, 95-96, followed by three reviews of the Naxos 8.571363-65 album by Peter Burwasser (pp. 97-98), Lynn René Bayley (pp. 98-100), Peter J. Rabinowitz (pp. 100-102), and Colin Clarke (pp. 102-3).
P Huisman, Lukas 2015-12-03 First performance of the Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.), Miry Concertzaal, School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium (see the entry of 2016 for a recording).
R Powell, Jonathan 2015-12-15 Completion of a recording (announced on the Sorabji Forum on 11 December 2015) of the Sequentia cyclica super “Dies irae” ex Missa pro defunctis (1948-49; 335 pp.), to be released on Toccata Classics TOCC 0428 (7 CDs).
Ed. Huisman, Lukas 2016 Edition of Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.).
Ed. Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2016 Edition, with critical report, of the Third Symphony for Piano Solo (1959-60; 144 pp.).
Acad. Huisman, Lukas 2016 Muzikale complexiteit en menselijke grenzen: Een onderzoek naar de problematische componist-uitvoerder-relatie in complexe 20e-eeuwse pianoliteratuur” [Musical complexity and human limits: An investigation of the problematic composer-performer relationship in complex 20th-century piano literature] (Ph.D. diss., Hogeschool Gent, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, 2006). See also his article (2017).
Acad. McMenamin, Sean 2016 K. S. Sorabji on Neglected Works: Counter-Canon as Cultural Critique” (Ph.D. diss., Newcastle University, International Centre for Music Studies, 2016), 315 pp.
CP Roberge, Marc-André 2016 Short article and essential bibliography for the online Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (subscription required); DOI 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1082-1 (published on 5 September 2016).
Art. Mead, Andrew 2016 (publ. 2017) Gradus ad Sorabji”, Perspectives of New Music 54, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 181-218 (subscription required).
Ex. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 2016-03 The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (formerly the Trinity School of Music) displayed as its item of the month the manuscripts of the 1926 and 1928 versions of the Fragment Written for Harold Rutland (1926, 1928, 1937; 2 pp.), which are part of its collection.
P Amato, Donna 2016-03-13 First hearing since the composer’s performance on 16 December 1936 of the Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.) on 13 March, Pittsburgh, Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University.
R Ullén, Fredrik 2016-04 Release of vol. 5 of the complete recording of the Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.) on BIS-CD-2223.
R Huisman, Lukas 2016-10-16 Recording of the Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.) on Piano Classics PCLD0119.
Art. Huisman, Lukas, Bruno Gingras, Geert Dhondt, and Marc Leman 2017 Musical Complexity and ‘Embodied Notation’: A Study of the Opus Clavicembalisticum (K. S. Sorabji)”, Empirical Musicology Review 12, no. 1-2 (2017): 59-71 (open access). Outgrowth of his Ph.D. diss. (2016); see above. See also Jennifer MacRichthie, “Deciphering and Embodying Contemporary Piano Scores: A Commentary on Huisman, Gingras, Dhondt, and Leman (2017)”, ibid., 75-79.
CP Sirodeau, Christophe 2017 “Ode aux compositeurs oubliés”, in Perspectives on Music: Dedicated to Étienne Barilier on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, edited by Hans-Christian Günther and Christophe Sirodeau, Poetry, Music and Art, vol. 11 (Nordhausen: Verlag Traugott Bautz, 2017), 221-326; see section “Conclusion (avec Villa-Lobos et Sorabji)”, 307-17, 326 (bibliography and discography), 333 (photograph).
SC Hinton, Alistair 2017-05-13 Introductory talk to Jonathan Powell’s performance of Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.) at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford; duration: 28:34. See the reference to the video recording on page Archival Audio and Video Recordings.
B Rapoport, Paul 2017-07-05 Routledge, which acquired the Ashgate catalogue in 2016, is making the out-of-print book Sorabji: A Critical Celebration available again as a VitalSource eBook and in paperback (the latter published on 30 August 2017). The book can also be borrowed on the Internet Archive.
F Gölz, Sabine (producer), and Oleg Timofeyev (director) 2017-10-01 Documentary Sorabji in Iowa (duration: 35:25) about Kevin Bowyer’s performance of the Second Symphony for Organ (1929-32; 350 pp.) on the occasion of the inauguration of the Klais organ at the University of Iowa, Clapp Voxman School of Music, on 10 February 2017, is shown as part of the Interrobang Film Festival, Des Moines, Iowa. See the entry on page Archival Audio and Video Recordings.
Misc. Tully, Mark 2017-10-15 Includes Opus clavicembalisticum as part of comments on the ideal balance between the virtue of simplicity and embracing the many complexities of life in a programme entitled “Simplicity”, broadcast on Something Understood, BBC Radio 4; 05:03-08:03. Features an excerpt from the work’s “Introito” in Geoffrey Douglas Madge’s BIS CD-1062 recording. The author is a former BBC Bureau Chief in New Delhi.
Ed. Fabre, François 2017-11-21 The publication of the edition of the Messa grande sinfonica (1955-61; 1,001 pp.), begun in December 2004, is announced by the Sorabji Archive.
Acad. Chu, Fang-Yi 2018 Kaikhosru Sorabji’s Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel–Transcription de concert pour piano: A Comparison of the Two Versions from 1923 and 1945” (D.M.A. diss., University of North Texas, 2018), vi, 47 pp.
Acad. Blaumeiser, Martin 2019 (?)- Research for a Ph.D. in musicology (“Studien zum Klavierwerk von Kaikhosru Sorabji”) under the supervision of Wolfgang Rathert.
Ed. Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel (and Alexander Abercrombie) 2019-03-25 The publication of the edition of the Symphony no. 0 for Piano Solo (1930-31; 333 pp.), of which Part I was edited by Alexander Abercrombie and Parts II and III, together with the Preface, by Sánchez-Aguilera, is announced by the Sorabji Archive.
Ed. Lee, R. D. [Ramer Davey] 2019-04-23 The publication of a new edition of the Two Piano Pieces (1918, 1920; 20 pp.) is announced by the Sorabji Archive.
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-04-26 Queer Sorabji and Curious Heseltine”, paper presented at the “Legacies of Resistance, Responding to Oppression: Changing Dynamics in LGBT+ Music Activism and Scholarship” conference, Department of Music, University of Southampton.
B Inglis, Brian, and Barry Smith, eds. 2019-06-11 Publication of Kaikhosru Sorabji’s Letters to Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) (Routledge, 2019), 170 pp. See a presentation page and four abstracts (click on the Preview PDF button for 64 pages from various sections); see also “Signing off the blog... Heseltine to Sorabji (1927 and 1929)”, 31 December 2022 (excerpts from the edition).
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-07-18 Kaikhosru Sorabji’s Letters to Philip Heseltine”, paper presented at the IAML (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) conference in Cracow.
B Collins, Sarah 2019-09 Publication of Lateness and Modernism: Untimely Ideas about Music, Literature and Politics in Interwar Britain, Music since 1900, vol. 46 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), which includes a chapter entitled “Modernism, Democracy and the Politics of Lateness: Kaikhosru Sorabji and The New Age” (pp. 85-122). The book’s page on the publisher’s website has five PDF files under “Look Inside”.
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-09-03 “Kaikhosru Sorabji and Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock)”, paper presented at the South African College of Music (University of Cape Town).
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-09-06 Sorabji and Heseltine – Odd couple or brothers-in-arms?”, paper presented at the SASRIM (South African Society for Research in Music) conference, Stellenbosch.
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-09-12 Sorabji and Heseltine – Odd couple or brothers-in-arms?”, paper presented at the RMA (Royal Musical Association) conference, Manchester. The link is to the abstract.
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-10-04 Brian Inglis on Sorabji’s Letters”, on Bent Notes: A Queer Musicology Podcast, episode 1 (audio; duration: 39:10).
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-10-23 Talk in connection with the launch of Kaikhosru Sorabji’s Letters to Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) (Routledge, 2019) at the 1901 Arts Club (London).
SC Inglis, Brian 2019-11-19 Talk in connection with the launch of Kaikhosru Sorabji’s Letters to Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) (Routledge, 2019) at Middlesex University (London).
Art. Madge, Geoffrey Douglas 2020 “My Meetings with Sorabji in Preparations [sic] for Performing His ‘Opus Clavicembalisticum’”, Piano Bulletin 38, no. 2 (2020): 36-49. See his liner notes with the same title for BIS-CD-1062/64, 10-11.
SF Carter, David 2020-01-21 A complete sound file for the third movement (124:10) of Symphony [no. 2], “Jāmī”, for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus, and Baritone Solo (1942-51; 826 pp.), with running commentary in the form of slides, is made available on YouTube.
R Powell, Jonathan 2020-02-07 A recording of the Sequentia cyclica super “Dies irae” ex Missa pro defunctis (1948-49; 335 pp.) is released on Piano Classics PCL10206 (7 CDs, with a 32-page introduction by Powell). It is listed as one of eight recordings selected in category Tasteninstrumente I for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (February 2020) as well as on the Bestenliste for that month.
R Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2020-04-03 A recording of Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.) is released on Piano Classics PCL10205 (2 CDs).
Ed. Powell, Jonathan 2020-09-25 The publication of the first edition of the Concerto per pianoforte e piccola orchestra, “Simorg-Anka” [no. 7] (1924; 100 pp.) is announced on the Sorabji Forum.
B Huston, Lorne, and Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre 2020-11-03 Inclusion of a chapter entitled “Rencontre avec le compositeur Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji” in George M. Brewer et le milieu culturel anglophone montréalais, 1900-1950 (Québec: Les éditions du Septentrion, 2020), 112-18.
R Ullén, Fredrik 2020-12 The final installment in Fredrik Ullén’s recording of the Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.) is released as a 2-CD box on BIS-2433.

No. 84 was made available on YouTube on 6 November 2020 (provided by NAXOS of America). See also BISrecordsVIDEO’s “Fredrik Ullén completes Sorabji’s 100 Transcendental Etudes” on YouTube (publ. 18 January 2021, 6:48) featuring the pianist playing and commenting.

The recording appears on the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’s Longlist 1/2021 under “Jury Tasteninstrumente II” and is in sixteenth position on a list of classical albums for sales in the United Kingdom on Official Specialist Classical Chart Top 30 for the week of 15 to 21 January 2021.
B Inglis, Brian, and Barry Smith, eds. 2020-12-17 The edition of Sorabji’s letters to Philip Heseltine, published in 2019, is released in paperback format at a more palatable price (less than one third of the hard cover).
CP Schaarwächter, Jürgen 2021 “Selbstinszenierung und exotistische Prototypen bei Kaikhosru Sorabji (1892–1988)”. In Musik und Homosexualitäten: Tagungsberichte Bremen 2017 und 2018, edited by Kadja Grönke and Michael Zywietz, 259-70. Hamburg: Textem, 2021 (table of contents).
R Johnson, David Hackbridge 2021-05-05 Sound file of Jonathan Powell’s edition of the Concerto per pianoforte e piccola orchestra, “Simorg-Anka” [no. 7] (1924; 100 pp.), made available in advance of a recording planned for April 2022 (see announcement of 8 January 2021).
Ed. Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2021-05-29 The publication of the Toccata terza (1955; 91 p.) is announced on the Sorabji Archive’s website.
Ed. Lee, R. D. [Ramer Davey] 2021-06-26 The publication of a new edition of Sonata III for Piano (1922; 75 pp.) is announced on the Sorabji Archive’s website.
Ed. Roberge, Marc-André 2021-07-30 Publication of second editions of the Trois poèmes (1941; 13 pp.) and Fantasiettina atematica (1981; 2 pp.), originally published in 2005 and 2007, respectively.
Ed. William A.P.M. [William Penafiel] 2021-08-21 The publication of a new edition of the Sonata seconda for Piano (1920; 49 pp.) is announced on the website of the Sorabji Archive.
Art. Park, Sooah 2021-10 “‘La lune blanche’”. Journal of Singing 78, no. 1 (September–October 2021): 55-69; 65-68 (includes one musical example from the original edition by Marc-André Hamelin.
R Carter, David 2021-10-31 The completion of the sound file (see YouTube, publ. 5 November 2021) for the final movement of the Symphony [no. 2], “Jāmī”, for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus, and Baritone Solo (1942-51; 826 pp.) is announced by its author on the Sorabji Archive’s forum. This marks the completion of a huge project begun in November 2010 using the Sibelius notation software and the Vienna Symphonic Library.
R Kingsland, Chappell 2021-11 Chappell Kingsland, as producer for Wild Beautiful Music, announces forthcoming the release, scheduled for the summer of 2023, of a recording of a full-length CD of works by Sorabji, including eight world premières.
Ed. Roberge, Marc-André 2022-01-04 Publication of a second edition of the Cinque sonetti di Michelagniolo Buonarroti (1923; 40 pp.), originally published in 2005.
SF Carter, David 2022-01-22 Start of the realization of a sound file for the Messa grande sinfonica (1955-61; 1,001 pp.), the progress of which is to be charted on the website Kaikhosru Sorabji's Orchestral Music.
M Bloor, Ben 2022-01-31 Discussion of Sorabji’s three organ symphonies as part of a video entitled What is the hardest organ piece? - Chiff Chat Ep. 1 (duration: 17:19; Sorabji segment: 10:40-14:45).
Acad. Sánchez-Aguilera Peño, Abel 2022 Completion of a master’s degree with a thesis entitled “Toccata terza (1955) de Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji: Edición crítica del manuscrito. Análisis, comentario estilístico y pianístico de la obra” (Máster en Enseñanzas Artísticas en Nuevas tecnologías de la música actual: creación e interpretación, Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, 2022), vi, 89 pp.
Ed. Jarvis, Frazer 2022 Completion of an edition of the massive Symphonic Variations for Piano (1935-37; 484 pp.), comprising 693 pages of music (representing 362,181 noteheads), and followed a chronology of the typesetting of the work, which was started in 2013, and detailed editorial comments (39 pp.).
SC Inglis, Brian 2022-04-24 “Private lives, public issues: Kaikhosru Sorabji, Erik Chisholm and the Active Society for the Propagation of Contemporary Music”, paper presented as part of Queer, Care, Futures (4th Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group), mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, 22-24 April (the programme includes an abstract).
SC Inglis, Brian 2022-07-29 “Erik Chisholm and the Active Society for the Propagation of Contemporary Music: An Archival Research Scoping Study”, paper presented as part of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), Congress 2022, Prague, 24-29 April (the programme includes an abstract; see also a PDF of the slides).
NS Radio France 2022-02-27 Kaikhosru Sorabji, un compositeur bien secret”, presentation (duration: 25:25) of the composer interspersed with excerpts from recordings in the radio programme “Musicopolis”, hosted by Anne-Charlotte Rémond.
R Johnson, Tellef 2024-01-06 Release of a set of text, image, and audio-video files (8.33 GB, running time: 77:34) with performances of the Pastiche on the Hindu Merchant’s Song from “Sadko” by Rimsky-Korsakov (1922; 4 pp.) and excerpts from Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.), Sonata V (Opus archimagicum) (1934-35; 336 pp.), Symphonic Variations for Piano (1935-37; 484 pp.), and Fourth Symphony for Piano Alone (1962-64; 240 pp.). See on the Sorabji Forum a copy of the included press release and a description of the film segments by Gijs van der Meijden. See also a trailer on Vimeo.
R Vandewalle, Daan 2024-01-19 Release by the Belgian label Passacaille Plus of Daan Vandewalle’s recording, in digital form, of Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.), followed on 2 February with a 5-CD set (PAS 9703).
R Sánchez-Aguilera, Abel 2024-04-19 Release of a recording of Toccata terza (1955; 91 p.) on Piano Classics PCL10304.
R Kingsland, Chappell (executive producer) 2024 Release of a disc comprising thirteen works, including eleven first recordings, one of which is an arrangement of another on the disc, to appear on BIS.
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