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Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892–1988) By Roberge, Marc-André

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1082-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 21 May 2024, from


Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was an English composer, pianist, music critic, and writer about music mainly associated with large-scale works for the piano lasting several hours and requiring virtuosity and stamina well beyond anything in the standard repertoire. He also wrote songs, chamber and orchestral works, piano concertos, and symphonies for organ. Most of his works are characterized by a highly ornamented impressionistic style and formal structures like variations and fugues, and rely on an individual style derived from his self-study of the music of composers whose music he championed all his life (Liszt, Alkan, Busoni, Medtner, Godowsky, Reger, Skryabin, Szymanowski).

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Roberge, Marc-André. Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji (1892–1988). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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