Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji in July 1988, © Clive Spencer-Bentley 1988

The Sorabji Resource Site is an extensive repository of data on the life, music, and writings of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988), the English composer, pianist, writer, and critic whose vast output spanning the years 1914 to 1984 includes the celebrated four-hour Opus clavicembalisticum and the compellingly beautiful “Gulistān” — Nocturne for Piano and ranges from the four Frammenti aforistici (1 p.) to the Messa grande sinfonica (1,001 pp.). It is also the download location of Marc-André Roberge’s Opus sorabjianum: The Life and Works of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (xliv, 567 pp.).

In the words of the poet Harold Morland, Sorabji was

“A man whose very spirit is pure fire;
Who on a careful ground can raise cathedrals of majestic sound
With echoing roofs where rich mosaics glow
[...]
Who tends in sensuous gardens perfumed flowers
Rich in subtle powers
That take the mind”

Last modified: 2014-11-07
© Marc-André Roberge 2014
Sorabji Resource Site (SRS)
Faculté de musique, Université Laval, Québec

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