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Durations of Individual Tracks of the Altarus and Continuum Recordings

This page lists the durations (not provided in the booklets) of each track of all the recordings containing music by Sorabji that have appeared on the Altarus and Continuum labels. The durations were obtained using the open source CD digital audio extractor CDex, and rounded to eliminate the hundredths of seconds. They may differ slightly from the actual durations by a few seconds since the software obviously cannot determine when the performer lifts the hands from the keyboard or releases the pedal.

The Altarus titles are presented in numerical order (which differs from the order of release), followed by the single Continuum title. In the case of boxed sets, the disc number is added before the track number, e.g., 1-2. The use of […] in place of a work title and of Roman numerals for some section numbers leads to some oddities in sorting for “Title” column; this feature is not likely to serve very often in that case. The section headings are followed by a bullet () when a recording features other composers.

See also page Durations of Recorded Performances of Opus clavicembalisticum.

Note: Given the large number of tables on this page, the instructions for searching are given below and not repeated systematically, as in the other pages.

Click on a column heading to sort, then shift-click on other headings to sort on multiple columns.
Surround strings with quotation marks for specific searches. Refresh the page to revert to the initial order.

AIR-CD-9021 (Donna Amato, 1993)•

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Ronald Stevenson, Den Bergtekne 05:32
2 […], Norse Elegy for Ella Nygaard 07:17
3 […], Beltane Bonfire 07:31
4 Variazione maliziosa e perversa sopra “La morte d’Åse” da Grieg (1974; 2 pp.) 00:52
5 Alistair Hinton, Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Grieg 57:39

AIR-CD-9022 (Donna Amato, 1993)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Fantaisie espagnole (1919; 23 pp.) 17:55

AIR-CD-9025 (Donna Amato, 1994)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 “Quaere reliqua hujus materiei inter secretiora” (1940; 16 pp.) 20:23
2 St. Bertrand de Comminges: “He was laughing in the tower” (1941; 16 pp.) 22:54
3 Toccatinetta sopra C.G.F. (1929; 8 pp.) 08:01
4 Due sutras sul nome dell’amico Alexis (1981, 1984; 2 pp.): no. 1 00:25
5 Due sutras sul nome dell’amico Alexis (1981, 1984; 2 pp.): no. 2 00:50
6 Passeggiata arlecchinesca sopra un frammento di Busoni (“Rondò arlecchinesco”) (1981-82; 16 pp.) 15:27

AIR-CD-9036 (Charles Hopkins, 1995)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 “Gulistān”—​Nocturne for Piano (1940; 28 pp.) 35:25

AIR-CD-9037 (Yonty Solomon, 1992)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Le jardin parfumé: Poem for Piano Solo (1923; 16 pp.) 26:51

AIR-CD-9043 (“Cathedrals in Sound”; Ronald Stevenson, 1992)•

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Franz Liszt, Weihnachtsbaum: “Carillon” 02:08
2 Frédéric Chopin, Prelude in C Minor, op. 28, no. 20 01:25
3 Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne in C Minor 06:29
4 Claude Debussy, Preludes, Book 1: “La cathédrale engloutie” 05:55
5 Czesław Marek, Tryptique: “Prelude and Fugue” 06:00
6 […]: “Fantasia and Fugue” 08:17
7 […]: “Chorale and Fugue” 05:16
8 Edward MacDowell, New England Idyls, op. 62: “In Deep Woods” (no. 5) 03:13
9 Ronald Stevenson, Heroic Song for Hugh MacDiarmid 05:42
10 Franz Liszt, Weihnachtsbaum: “Abenglocken” 05:07
11 Fantasiettina sul nome illustre dell’egregio poeta Christopher Grieve ossia Hugh M’Diarmid (1961; 10 pp.) 03:14
12 Bach-Busoni, Chaconne in D Minor 14:56

AIR-CD-9049 (Tellef Johnson, 1999)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Sonata seconda for Piano (1920; 49 pp.) 52:13

AIR-CD-9050 (Marc-André Hamelin, 1990)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Sonata no. 1 for Piano (1919; 42 pp.) 22:06

AIR-CD-9064(2) (Donna Amato, 2011)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1-1 Symphonia brevis for Piano (1973; 120 pp.): I (“Andante”) 35:52
1-2 […]: IIa (“Adagio”) 13:05
1-3 […]: IIb (“Preludio quasi toccata”) 6:36
1-4 […]: IIc (“Aria fiorita”) 11:01
2-1 […]: IId (“Interludio”) 5:33
2-2 […]: IIe (“Notturno”) 22:41
2-3 […]: IIf (“Nexus”; includes “Quasi fuga” and “Coda-Epilogo” followed by (“Punta d’organo”) 29:38

AIR-CD-9067 (Jonathan Powell, 2002)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Passeggiata veneziana sopra la Barcarola di Offenbach (1955-56; 24 pp.) 22:30
2 Villa Tasca: Mezzogiorno siciliano—​Evocazione nostalgica e memoria tanta cara e preziosa del giardino meraviglioso, splendido, tropicale (1979-80; 47 pp.) 54:26

AIR-CD-9068 (Jonathan Powell, 2003)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Toccata [no. 1] for Piano (1928; 66 pp.): “Preludio-Corale” — “Passacaglia” 45:28
2 […]: “Cadenza” 03:07
3 […]: “Fuga”, “Coda-Stretta” 26:20

AIR-CD-9069(3) (Jonathan Powell, 2004)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1-1 Sonata IV for Piano (1928-29; 111 pp.): “[I]: Vivo — arditamente” 47:45
2-1 […]: “II: Lento, languido e sonnolento” 35:47
3-1 […]: “III: Preludio — Fantasia [Scherzo fantasiata (sic)] — Cadenza” 15:02
3-2 […]: “Fuga I” 18:08
3-3 […]: “Fuga II — Coda-Stretta” 22:45

AIR-CD-9075(4) (John Ogdon, 1989; first edition)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1-1 Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.): “I. Introito” 02:50
1-2 […]: “II. Preludio corale” 13:18
1-3 […]: “III. Fuga I” 12:41
1-4 […]: “IV. Fantasia” 04:19
1-5 […]: “V. Fuga II” 18:04
1-6 […]: “VI. Interludium primum” (vars. 1-22) 27:25
2-1 […]: “VI. Interludium primum” (vars. 23-49) 28:20
2-2 […]: “VII. Cadenza I” 04:19
2-3 […]: “VIII. Fuga III” 45:12
3-1 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Toccata” 05:42
3-2 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Adagio” 16:42
3-3 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Passacaglia” 50:50
4-1 […]: “X. Cadenza II” 03:02
4-2 […]: “XI. Fuga IV”, “XII. Coda-Stretta” 51:49

AIR-CD-9075(5) (John Ogdon, 2004; second edition)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1-1 Opus clavicembalisticum (1929-30; 253 pp.): “I. Introito” 02:49
1-2 […]: “II. Preludio corale” 13:20
1-3 […]: “III. Fuga I” 12:37
1-4 […]: “IV. Fantasia” 04:20
1-5 […]: “V. Fuga II” 18:07
2-1 […]: “VI. Interludium primum” 58:10
2-2 […]: “VII. Cadenza I” 04:23
3-1 […]: “VIII. Fuga III” 45:17
4-1 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Toccata” 05:41
4-2 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Adagio” 16:41
4-3 […]: “IX. Interludium alterum — Passacaglia” 50:37
5-1 […]: “X. Cadenza II” 03:05
5-2 […]: “XI. Fuga IV”, “XII. Coda-Stretta” 51:52

AIR-CD-9081 (Jonathan Powell, 2006)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Concerto da suonare da me solo e senza orchestra, per divertirmi (1946; 70 pp.): [no designation] 22:04
2 […]: [II] 21:34
3 […]: “Scherzo diabolico” 22:56

AIR-CD-9082 (Jonathan Powell, 2007)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Un nido di scatole sopra il nome del grande e buon amico Harold Rutland (1954; 26 pp.): “Dapprima...” 00:34
2 […]: “La prima scatola” 00:43
3 […]: “La seconda scatola” 00:52
4 […]: “La terza scatola” 02:03
5 […]: “La quarta” 04:28
6 […]: “La quinta” 00:47
7 […]: “La sesta” 02:07
8 […]: “La settima” 02:48
9 […]: “L’ottava” 01:15
10 […]: “La nona” 04:57
11 […]: “La decima” 03:17
12 […]: “L’undicesima” 01:31
13 […]: “La dodicesima” 00:47
14 […]: “La tredicesima” 00:52
15 […]: “La quattordicesima” 01:28
16 […]: “La quindicesima” 01:16
17 […]: “La sedicesima” 01:54
18 Nocturne, “Jāmī” (1928; 28 pp.) 26:51
19 St. Bertrand de Comminges: “He was laughing in the tower” (1941; 16 pp.) 18:50

AIR-CD-9083 (Jonathan Powell, 2005)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Rosario d’arabeschi (1956; 45 pp.): “Introito” 06:46
2 […]: “Ostinato doppio — Punta d’organo — Cadenza” 22:52
3 […]: “Tarentella — Coda-ripresa” 07:08
4 “Gulistān”—​Nocturne for Piano (1940; 28 pp.) 35:35

AIR-CD-9084 (Jonathan Powell, 2004)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Fantasia ispanica (1933; 54 pp.): “Preludio-Introduzione” 04:19
2 […]: “Molto moderato” 15:49
3 […]: [No designation] 12:14
4 […]: “Quasi habanera” 24:27
5 […]: “Coda-Finale” 07:08

AIR-CD-9098 (Carlo Grante, 1993)•

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1 Ferruccio Busoni, Sonatina super “Carmen” 08:22
2 Pastiche on the Habanera from “Carmen” by Bizet (1922; 6 pp.) 06:49
3 Franz Liszt, Réminiscences de “Norma” 19:20
4 Franz Liszt, Réminiscences de “Don Juan” 18:52

Continuum CCD 1001/2 (Kevin Bowyer, 1988)

Track Title Duration
Track Title Duration
1-1 Symphony [no. 1] for Organ (1924; 81 pp.): I 34:36
1-2 […]: II 36:25
2-1 […]: III 46:53
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