Short Version of the Table of Contents of Opus sorabjianum: The Life and Works of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

The following is a short version of the table of contents of Opus sorabjianum: The Life and Works of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. The full table of contents fills seven pages because it consists of every bookmarked section title, which is required to create a full list of bookmarks in the PDF file. The present list omits the titles of all of Sorabji’s works (and, sometimes, the names of the dedicatees whose relationships with the composer are described) that have an entry pointing to a section where their genesis and compositional features are discussed.

Preliminaries and Introduction

Preface

Acknowledgements

Sources and Abbreviations

Chronology

Introduction / A Primer to Sorabji’s Music

Part 1 / Family Background and Early Years

1 / Before 1892 ■ Family Origins in India and England

2 / 1892-1914 ■ Childhood and Youth

3 / 1914 ■ Making Friends in the Heseltine Circle

4 / 1914-20 ■ A Zoroastrian’s First Steps as a Composer

5 / 1915-18 ■ Putting a Sharp Pen to Work

Part 2 / A Composer-Pianist at Work

6 / 1919 ■ Encounter with an “Artistic and Intellectual Titan”

7 / 1920-22 ■ Discovering Other Worlds

8 / 1922-25 ■ “Sinjon Wood”

9 / 1926-29 ■ Emotional Life

10 / 1929-30 ■ Erik Chisholm and Opus clavicembalisticum

11 / 1931-32 ■ Professional Life and Finances

12 / 1932-36 ■ A Composer “Who Incidentally, Merely, Plays the Piano”

13 / 1936 ■ An Unfortunate Recital and the “Ban”

Part 3 / The Recluse Composer-Critic

14 / 1937-39 ■ Writing on Non-Musical Matters

15 / 1940-41 ■ Friendships, Broken and Unbroken

16 / 1941-50 ■ Casting a Defiant Look at the World

17 / 1951-53 ■ Finding Refuge in Dorset

18 / 1954-59 ■ Feelings, Positive and Negative

19 / 1960-61 ■ Completing the magnum opus

20 / 1962-72 ■ The World-Weary Composer

Part 4 / Towards Rediscovery

21 / 1973-75 ■ The Flame Rekindled

22 / 1976-79 ■ Lifting the “Ban”

23 / 1980-88 ■ The Final Years

Appendices, Bibliography, and Index

Appendix 1 / List of Works

Appendix 2 / Catalogue of Works

Appendix 3 / Discography

Appendix 4 / Musical Examples

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Last modified: 2017-06-05
© Marc-André Roberge 2017
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