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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (14 August 1892 – 15 October 1988) (born Leon Dudley Sorabji) was an English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer.

Largely self-taught as a composer, Sorabji distanced himself from the main currents of contemporary musical life early on in his career. He developed a highly idiosyncratic musical language with roots in composers as diverse as Ferruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, and Karo ...read more

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (14 August 1892 – 15 October 1988) (born Leon Dudley Sorabji) was an English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer.

Largely self-taught as a composer, Sorabji distanced himself from the main currents of contemporary musical life early on in his career. He developed a highly idiosyncratic musical language with roots in composers as diverse as Ferruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, and Karol Maciej Szymanowski, and dismissed large portions of the established and contemporary repertoire.

A reluctant performer, Sorabji played a few of his works in public up until 1936, and subsequently "banned" performances of his music, maintaining this "ban" until 1976. Since his compositions were not published during those years, he remained in the public's sight mainly by writing essays and musical criticism, at the center of which are the books Around Music and Mi contra fa: The Immoralisings of a Machiavellian Musician.

Many of Sorabji's works are notable for their length, with some exceeding four hours or longer. « hide

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