This page lists those works by Sorabji for which no complete performance has yet been given. Recordings, when available, are mentioned. A bullet (•) in the second column identifies a work for which a printed edition is available, which makes it easier to prepare a performance or a recording. The third column provides, when available, data about forthcoming performances.
See also a list of works that have received their first performance but are awaiting a first commercial recording.
|Works||Edition||Date of Scheduled Performance|
|Concerto [no. 1] pour piano et grand orchestre (1915-16; 177 pp.)|
|Concerto II pour piano et grand orchestre (1916-17; 49 pp.)|
|Concerto pour piano et orchestra da camera [no. 3] (1918; 100 pp.)|
|Concerto pour piano et grand orchestre [no. 4] (1918; 100 pp.)|
|Music to “The Rider by Night” (1919; 54 pp.)||•||Unlikely to be performed given its incomplete status|
|Symphony [no. 1] for Piano, Large Orchestra, Chorus, and Organ (1921-22; 300 pp.)|
|Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no.] III [no. 6] (1922; 144 pp.)|
|Opusculum for Orchestra (1923; 36 pp.)||•|
|Rapsodie espagnole de Maurice Ravel: transcription de concert pour piano (first version, 1923; 16 pp.)||•|
|Concerto per pianoforte e piccola orchestra, “Simorg-Anka” [no. 7] (1924; 100 pp.)|
|Variazioni e fuga triplice sopra “Dies irae” per pianoforte (1923-26; 201 pp.)|
|Concerto V for Piano and Large Orchestra [no. 8] (1927-28; 344 pp.)|
|Introduction, Passacaglia, Cadenza, and Fugue (1929; compl. Alexander Abercrombie, 2004; 79 pp.)||•|
|Symphony no. 0 for Piano Solo (1930-31; 333 pp.)|
|Movement for Voice and Piano (1927, 1931; 9 pp.)||•|
|Quintet II for Piano and String Quartet (1932-33; 432 pp.)||•|
|Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.)||•||No modern performance since the first performance by the composer on 16 December 1936|
|Sonata V (Opus archimagicum) (1934-35; 336 pp.)||•||A recording by Tellef Johnson is in preparation (the website no longer responds as of 17 January 2013).|
|Symphonic Variations for Piano (1935-37; 484 pp.)||Only var. 56 of the solo version has been recorded (by Michael Habermann).|
|Tāntrik Symphony for Piano Alone (1938-39; 284 pp.)||•|
|Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.)||•||The etudes that have yet to be given a first public performance are nos. 27, 33, 39, 42, 44-48, 51, 53-58, 60-64, 68, 69, 71, 74, 78, 82, 87, 90, 91, and 93.
See lists of etudes that have been performed and etudes that have been recorded.
|Symphony [no. 2], “Jāmī”, for Large Orchestra, Wordless Chorus, and Baritone Solo (1942-51; 826 pp.)||A MIDI rendition by David Carter is available.|
|Third Organ Symphony (1949-53; 305 pp.)||•||A performance by Kevin Bowyer is expected as part of his Sorabji Organ Project.|
|Second Symphony for Piano (1954; 248 pp.)|
|Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1935-37, 1953-56; 540 pp.)||•||A MIDI rendition by Alberto Vignani is available.|
|Opus clavisymphonicum — Concerto for Piano and Large Orchestra (1957-59; 333 pp.)|
|Third Symphony for Piano Solo (1959-60; 144 pp.)|
|Messa grande sinfonica (1955-61; 1,001 pp.)|
|Toccata quarta (1964-67; 149 pp.)||The fifth movement (“Intermezzo secondo”) was given its first performance by Florian Steininger on 20 December 2014 at the Musentempel im Kulturzentrum Tempel (Karlsruhe) as part of a concert entitled “In modo esotico, vol. 4”.|
|Concertino non grosso for String Sextet with Piano obbligato quasi continuo (1968; 48 pp.)||•||A performance by the Interrobang ensemble was planned to be given in Birmingham on 13 December 2010 as part of a concert entitled “Sorabji & Strings” but had to be postponed. The concert will also feature music by Galina Ustvolskaya and Brian Iinglis (author of a thesis on Sorabji).|
|Opusculum clavisymphonicum vel claviorchestrale (1973-75; 334 pp.)|
|Symphonic Nocturne for Piano Alone (1977-78; 113 pp.)|
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