By far the largest collection of concert etudes in the known repertoire, Kaikhosru Sorabji's set of 100 Transcendental Studies, composed between 1940 and 1944, has a total duration of more than eight hours. On five previous discs, the Swedish pianist (and neuroscientist) Fredrik Ullen has introduced the first 83 etudes to a wider audience, the large majority of them appearing on disc for the first time. Now, 15 years after the release of the first volume comes the final installment, a 2-album set with the last 17 studies. In his own liner notes, Ullen describes the experience of learning and recording the collection: 'From the F sharp minor of Study 1 to the F sharp minor chord concluding Study 100: traversing Sorabji's Transcendental Studies has been somewhat like joining a comet following a long eccentric orbit through pianistic outer space, and finally returning back to mother earth.'
By far the largest collection of concert etudes in the known repertoire, Kaikhosru Sorabji's set of 100 Transcendental Studies, composed between 1940 and 1944, has a total duration of more than eight hours. On five previous discs, the Swedish pianist (and neuroscientist) Fredrik Ullen has introduced the first 83 etudes to a wider audience, the large majority of them appearing on disc for the first time. Now, 15 years after the release of the first volume comes the final installment, a 2-album set with the last 17 studies. In his own liner notes, Ullen describes the experience of learning and recording the collection: 'From the F sharp minor of Study 1 to the F sharp minor chord concluding Study 100: traversing Sorabji's Transcendental Studies has been somewhat like joining a comet following a long eccentric orbit through pianistic outer space, and finally returning back to mother earth.'
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Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 01/01/2021
UPC: 7318590024331

Sorabji: 100 Transcendental Studies, Kss 66 (Excerpts)
Artist: Fredrik Ullén
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By far the largest collection of concert etudes in the known repertoire, Kaikhosru Sorabji's set of 100 Transcendental Studies, composed between 1940 and 1944, has a total duration of more than eight hours. On five previous discs, the Swedish pianist (and neuroscientist) Fredrik Ullen has introduced the first 83 etudes to a wider audience, the large majority of them appearing on disc for the first time. Now, 15 years after the release of the first volume comes the final installment, a 2-album set with the last 17 studies. In his own liner notes, Ullen describes the experience of learning and recording the collection: 'From the F sharp minor of Study 1 to the F sharp minor chord concluding Study 100: traversing Sorabji's Transcendental Studies has been somewhat like joining a comet following a long eccentric orbit through pianistic outer space, and finally returning back to mother earth.'