First Performances of the Études transcendantes

This page consists of a chronological list of the first performances of Sorabji’s Études transcendantes (100) (1940-44; 456 pp.). It complements the list of first performances of his works, where only the first performance ever of some of these etudes was given.

A list ordered by etude number and giving the name of the performer, the (often estimated) durations, the performer, date, city, and country can be found on the Sorabji Archive’s website.

See the introductory notes to each of the Études.

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Date Performer Etudes City
Date Performer Etudes City
1979-09-30 Solomon, Yonty 1, 10, 24 Como
1995-07-20 Grante, Carlo 2, 7, 31 Newport, RI
1996-01-23 Grante, Carlo 86 Bari
1996-06-02 Grante, Carlo 19 London
1996-08-23 Grante, Carlo 12 Husum
1996-09-07 Ventrella, Nicola 66, 81 Matera
1997-11-02 Ball, Andrew 9, 15 York
1997-12-19 Ventrella, Nicola 72, 76, 77, 88 Pisa
1998-02-08 Grante, Carlo 16 Padua
1998-10-18 Grante, Carlo 4 London
1999-11-13 Nuti, Giampaolo 17, 18 Empoli
1999-11-20 Ventrella, Nicola 36, 83, 95, 95 Treviso
2000-03-24 Grante, Carlo 3 Milan
2002-04-27 Ullén, Fredrik 5 Stockholm
2002-07-15 Ullén, Fredrik 6 Stockholm
2003-02-01 Powell, Jonathan 84 Utrecht
2003-02-15 Ullén, Fredrik 8, 13, 14 Stockholm
2003-04-12 Abercrombie, Alexander 52, 70 Lytham
2003-05-18 Ullén, Fredrik 59 Paris
2003-07-09 Ullén, Fredrik 20-22 Yxtaholm
2003-08-11 Ullén, Fredrik 25, 26, 37 Norrköping
2003-08-12 Ullén, Fredrik 65, 67, 89 Byarka-Saby
2003-08-17 Ullén, Fredrik 11, 28, 32, 34, 40, 49, 50, 75, 92 Hamburg
2005-09-22 Ullén, Fredrik 23, 29, 30 Yxtaholm
2006-01-04 Noda, Kentaro 99, 100 Tokyo
2006-03-22 Ullén, Fredrik 35 Falun
2006-08-19 Ullén, Fredrik 41, 43 Amandola
2007-07-19 Noda, Kentaro 97, 98 Tokyo
2008-11-02 Noda, Kentaro 44, 73, 80, 96 Tokyo
2011-04-09 Nielsen, Jørgen Hald 79 Elsberg
2013-02-15 Steininger, Florian 94 Karlsruhe
2013-09-10 Samberg, Sid 38 Chicago
2014-02-01 Steininger, Florian 69 Karlsruhe
Last modified: 2018-03-12
© Marc-André Roberge 2018
Sorabji Resource Site (SRS)
Faculté de musique, Université Laval, Québec

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