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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (14th August 1892-15th October 1988) was a pianist, music journalist, and composer of mixed Parsi and Spanish-Italian/Sicilian descent, who was born and lived in Epping, Essex, England. Although born Leon Dudley, he strongly identified with his Parsi heritage, rather than with his British birth.

His works were influenced by Charles-Valentin Alkan, Ferruccio Busoni (to whom his second piano sonata is dedicated), Leopold Godowsky, Max Reger, Karol Szymanowski, Alexander Scriabin, and Frederick Delius. He was a friend… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Really hope to see more recordings of his works in future. Quite promising and turning out to have quite the output -- thanks Hinton. Rudyhar is good too.
  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Awesome. There's more to him than his ridiculously long works. Quite an impressionist.
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    Heavy stuff.
  • Avatar for RedArmada
    Some of his pieces approach a sort of madness, as if a master pianist is going insane in the course of performing
  • Avatar for VaeVictus3
    Does anyone know where I can download Symphonia Brevis?
  • Avatar for Pelecan
    His music sounds like the rain in my ears, especially Fantasie Espagnole
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    probably the deepest shit ever
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    Could anyone post a free link to Sorabji's Piano Concerto no. 5? I've been searching for that recording for ages. Thanks!

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