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Sorabji: 100 Transcendental studies for piano, Vol. IV


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« on: April 13, 2015, 04:23:53 pm »

This spectacular recording by the formidable Swedish pianist Fredrik UllÚn is now out, on the BIS label, catalogue number 1853.

The first three have been released over the past few years to widespread critical acclaim and there are (I believe) two more CDs yet to be made to complete this monumental project.

A must for the shopping list!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 08:19:19 am »

I was rather put off by reading a review of one of the earlier volumes that suggested that the performance was rather approximate as regards the score. What's your opinion?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 12:07:10 pm »

I was rather put off by reading a review of one of the earlier volumes that suggested that the performance was rather approximate as regards the score. What's your opinion?
That the reviewer (whoever he or she might be) doesn't know of what he or she speaks (or rather writes) and almost certainly does not possess a copy of either the composer's autograph ms. of the typeset edition from which Mr UllÚn has prepared his performances and recordings of these pieces; who was it that suggested this and where? (and if you'd prefer not to disclose that here, please by all means send me a PM or an email directly to sorabji-archive@lineone.net). I'm not suggeting that the entire series so far is 100% note-perfect (what performances of challenging Sorabji works would ever stand a chance of being quite that?!), but Mr. UllÚn's achievement with Sorabji's work is nonetheless remarkable beyond question.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2015, 07:11:09 pm »

It was too long ago - I cannot remember where or when, or which volume it was. I'm happy to take your recommendation.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 09:33:58 pm »

It was too long ago - I cannot remember where or when, or which volume it was. I'm happy to take your recommendation.
Thank you very much - then go for it and enjoy!...
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 06:25:05 pm »

As far as I am concerned, the first three volumes have been at the very top end of Sorabji discs, so I would have no hesitation in recommending those and the fourth disc on that basis.
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