Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988

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Kaikhosru Sorabji (1892-1988) was an English composer and critic. Born Leon Dudley, he changed his name as a result of his interest in the Parsi (Zoroastrian) community. His compositions were unusual, sometimes employing as many as seven staves. He performed across Europe in the 1920s and 1930s but in 1940 announced a ban on all performances of his music without his express permission, though he continued to compose (he lifted the ban in 1976). He was also active as an essayist and critic.

From the guide to the Kaikhosru Sorabji Music Scores, 1918-1980, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. 100 transcendental studies [microform] : for piano solo / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. 3 pastiches : for piano ... / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-. Opus clavicembalisticum : for piano solo / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. [Songs] [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Djâmî [microform] / K. Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Benedizione di San Francesco d'Assisi : baritone and organ / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Library of Congress
creatorOf Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji collection. -- McMaster University
referencedIn Nikolay Karlovich Medtner Papers, 1826-1954, (bulk 1914-1954) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Tantrik symphony [microform] : for piano alone / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Passeggiata variata / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Symphonic variations : for piano and orchestra / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Third symphony for piano solo / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Hinton, Alistair. Variations and fugue on a theme of Grieg for piano solo : op. 16 / Alistair Hinton. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. [Selected works / by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji]. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Sonata V [microform] : Opus archimagicum / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Fragment for Harold Rutland / by his friend, Kaikhosru Sorabji. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library
creatorOf Kaikhosru Sorabji Music Scores, 1918-1980, undated Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. L'irrémédiable : song for voice and piano (1927) / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji ; critical edition by Marc-André Roberge. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto V for piano and large orchestra, MCMXXVII-MCMXXVIII / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Second quintet for string quartet and piano [microform] / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Le jardin parfumé : poem for piano solo / Kaihosru Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Sonata IV for piano [microform] / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto V for piano and large orchestra [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Opusculum clavisymphonicum vel claviorchestralis : for piano with small orchestra : incipit die XXVI mensis Decembris MCMLXXIII / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Apparition : opus IV, no. 3 / K. Sorabji ; poésie de Mallarmé. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-. Sonata no. 1 : for piano / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Three songs : for voice and piano (1941) / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji ; edited and copied by Alistair Hinton, and copy authenticated and approved by the composer. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Third organ symphony [microform] / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Opusculum : for orchestra : MCMXXIII / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto pour piano et grand orchestre / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Second organ symphony [microform] / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
referencedIn Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Sequentia cyclica super "Dies irae" ex Missa pro defunctis [microform] : in clavicembali usum / scripsit Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Opus clavisymphonicum : concerto for piano and large orchestra / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Symphonic variations : for piano and orchestra / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Opusculum [microform] : for orchestra : MCMXXIII / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto per suonare da me solo e senza orchestra [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
referencedIn Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. Nikolay Karlovich Medtner papers, 1826-1954 (bulk 1914-1954). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto V for piano and large orchestra : MCMXXVII-MCMXXVIII / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Fantasia ispanica [microform] / Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Fragment written for Harold Rutland / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Symphony for piano, large orchestra, chorus, and organ [microform]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. "Maurice Ravel. / Rapsodie Espagnole. / Transcription de Concert. / Kaikhosru Sorabji. / MR. / A. Durand et Fils. éditeurs. / 4, Place de la Madeleine / Paris." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Four short piano works [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Apparition / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji ; poésie de Stéphane Mallarmé. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Quasi habanera : opus VIII / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Fragment : for Harold Rutland / by his friend Kaikhosru Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Harold Rutland's fragment / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Symphony (Jami) for large orchestra, wordless chorus, and barytone solo [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-. Two piano pieces / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Il tessuto d'arabeschi : per flauto e quartetto d'archi / by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Toccata seconda per pianoforte [microform] / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Sequentia cyclica super "Dies irae" ex Missa pro defunctis [microform] : in clavicembali usum / scripsit Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. "Gulistān" / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Songs for voice and piano / [Kaikhosru Sorabji]. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concerto II pour piano et grand orchestre, opus X (Juin-Décembre MCMXVII) / Kaikhusru Sorabji ; réduction pour deux pianos à quatré mains. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. [Selected works / by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. 3 pastiches : for piano / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-. St. Betrand de Comminges : for piano solo / Kaikhosru Sorabji. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Songs for voice and piano / Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Cinque sonnetti : di Michelagniolo Buonarroti / in musica tornati da Kaikhosru Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Concertino non grosso : for string septet [sic] with piano obbligato grossi continuo / Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988. Frammento cantato / K.S.S. Northwestern University
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Symphonies (Organ)
Quintets (Flute, violins (2), viola, violoncello)--Scores and parts
Songs (High voice) with piano
Piano music
Symphonies (Piano)
Variations (Piano with orchestra)--Scores
Solo cantatas, Secular (Medium voice)--Scores
Piano with orchestra--Scores
Songs with piano
Orchestral music--Scores
Variations (Piano with orchestra), Arranged--Scores
Mallarmé, Stéphane--1842-1898--Musical settings
Concertos (Piano)--2 piano scores
Concertos (Piano with string ensemble)--Scores
Sacred songs (Medium voice) with organ
Music
Piano quintets--Scores
Concertos (Piano)--Parts (solo)
Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Piano music--Scores
Sonatas (piano)
Songs (Medium voice) with chamber orchestra--Scores
Piano--Studies and exercises
Concertos (Piano)--Scores
Symphonies--Scores
Dies irae (Music)
Symphonies (Piano with orchestra)--Scores
Toccata
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Birth 1892-08-14

Death 1988-10-15

English

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French,

Italian,

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