SORABJI: Legendary Works for Piano, 3 CD Set

Publisher: British Music Society
Catalog Number: BMS 427-429 CD
Publication Date: December 2003
Contents: This issue features all the selections that originally appeared on MusicMasters MM 60015 T, MMD 60019 Y, MMD 60118 W, and Élan CD 82264.

British Music Society reissues Sorabji Habermann recordings

The BMS is proud to announce the re-release on its own label as a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Special 3CD Edition of pianist Habermann's famed recordings of piano works of Kaikhosru Sorabji, originally recorded over a period of some fifteen years from 1980-1995. Of the seventeen titles included - newly remastered and reorganised into three discrete programmes (Early Works, Nocturnes, and Assertive Works) - all were originally prepared from the composer's manuscripts and performed from memory, all except two are premiere recordings, five were recorded live, and seven remain the only available recordings. Included in the programme of over three hours' music are the two great sensuously ravishing nocturnes Djami and Gulistan, the Introito and Preludio-Corale from Opus Clavicembalisticum, the rigorous Prelude Interlude and Fugue, Le Jardin Parfumé, two pieces inspired by ghost stories of M.R. James, and three of Sorabji's inimitable piano pastiches. The discs will be available as a boxed 3CD set, including a 28-page booklet at a special price (BMS427-429).

John Talbot, Recordings Manager

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