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Sorabji: Symphonic Nocturne / Huisman


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 0119  
Composer:  Kaikhosru Sorabji
Performer:  Lukas Huisman
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Khaikosru Sorabji (1892?1988) is one of the most enigmatic and controversial 20th century composers. Largely self-taught he chose his own way, never fitting into any school or movement. His style is highly idiosyncratic, inspired by lateromantics like Busoni and Szymanowski. Characteristic for his piano music are the enormous proportions and textural density of his works, some of them lasting several hours in performance, taxing the performer and audience to the utmost. This new album presents the first recording of Sorabji’s Symphonic Nocturne. Its style is free and improvisatory, featuring many expansive and virtuoso passages. As the interpreter Lukas Huisman says in the booklet: “The work is like a musical evening walk during which the Read more composer invites us to wander around between musical ideas, reminiscences and associations. And not all nightly thoughts are peaceful or quiet ones…”. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone by Kaikhosru Sorabji
Performer:  Lukas Huisman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; England 

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