Works Performed but not Recorded
This page lists those works by Sorabji that have received a first performance (and sometimes further performances), in several cases many years ago, but for which no commercial recording has yet been released (though private ones may circulate, not necessarily sanctioned by the performers).
One can only wish that the present listing will serve as an incentive for performers and recording companies to set projects in motion.
For a list of works that have yet to receive a first performance, see a separate page.
|Works||Year of First Performance||Comments|
|Chaleur — Poème (1916-17; 32 pp.)||1999|
|Désir éperdu — Fragment (1917; 1 p.)||1990||MP3 file of a performance by David Pitman|
|Quintet no. 1 for Piano and Quartet of Stringed Instruments (1919-20; 72 pp.)||1998|
|Concerto for Piano and Orchestra [no. 5] (1920; 144 pp.)||2003|
|Sonata III for Piano (1922; 75 pp.)||1977|
|Cinque sonetti di Michelagniolo Buonarroti (1923; 40 pp.)||1980|
|Trois poèmes du “Gulistān” de Saʿdī (1926; 16 pp.)||1999|
|Movement for Voice and Piano (1927, 1931; 9 pp.)||2001|
|Toccata seconda per pianoforte (1933-34; 111 pp.)||1936|
|Transcription of the Prelude in E-flat by Bach (1945; 4 pp.)||1999|
|Schluß-Szene aus “Salome” von Richard Strauss — Konzertmäßige Übertragung für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1947; 25 pp.)||2007|
|Suggested Bell-Chorale for St. Luke’s Carillon (1961; 1 p.)||1961|
|Fourth Symphony for Piano Alone (1962-64; 240 pp.)||2003||Vars. 14-17, 25-30, 34, and 35 played by Reinier van Houdt are available on a CD that is part of issue no. 87 (Fall 2003) of the magazine Musicworks.|
|Frammenti aforistici (Sutras) (104) (1962-64; 37 pp.)||2005|
|Frammenti aforistici (20) (1964; 9 pp.)||2004||MP3 file of a performance by Jonathan Powell|
|Benedizione di San Francesco d’Assisi (1973; 2 pp.)||1999|
|Frammenti aforistici (4) (1977; 1 p.)||1991|
|“Il gallo d’oro” da Rimsky-Korsakov: variazioni frivole con una fuga anarchica, eretica e perversa (1978-79; 93 pp.)||2005||Jonathan Powell’s performance at the Centre Corum in Montpellier was broadcast live.|
|Il tessuto d’arabeschi (1979; 32 pp.)||1982|
|Opus secretum atque necromanticum (1980-81; 48 pp.)||2001|
|Passeggiata variata sul nome del caro e gentile giovane amico Clive Spencer-Bentley (1981; 3 pp.)||1998|
|Fantasiettina atematica (1981; 2 pp.)||1995|
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