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Alistair, where art for thou's piano music? (Read 1136 times)

Offline chopinlover01

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Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
« on: March 21, 2016, 07:05:55 AM »
Improperly written, but oh well.

Where can one purchase your piano music and/or recordings, friend?

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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 07:44:22 AM »
Improperly written, but oh well.

Where can one purchase your piano music and/or recordings, friend?

Cheers!
If this question is directed at me (and the apparent absence of other Alistairs on these boards suggests that it is so), scores can be obtained from The Sorabji Archive (see http://www.sorabji-archive.co.uk/hinton/scores.php ) and recordings via any good "classical" record store or, if you are based in US (which appears to be the case), also from Records International (www.recordsinternational.com ); a brochure with details of all of these can be found by clicking Printed brochure at http://www.sorabji-archive.co.uk/hinton/biography.php .

If you need any further information, please write to sorabji-archive@lineone.net .

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Alistair
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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 04:40:22 AM »
I should perhaps have added that all the scores are available as .pdf files as well as in hard copy paper format.

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Alistair
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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 06:04:09 AM »
Maestro Hinton, read the wikipaedia entry for Sorabji for the first time today.  if you happen to be the principal author or contributor for the article, must thank you for one of the most articulate and detailed wiki entries, given the limitations of the format, that I have blundered into.  peace and best wishes.

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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 09:37:38 AM »
Maestro Hinton, read the wikipaedia entry for Sorabji for the first time today.  if you happen to be the principal author or contributor for the article, must thank you for one of the most articulate and detailed wiki entries, given the limitations of the format, that I have blundered into.  peace and best wishes.
That's very kind of you, but I can take credit for only having had a relatively small part in it!

Do please visit our website at www.sorabji-archive.co.uk for more information.

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Alistair
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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 11:45:19 AM »
Where can one purchase your piano music and/or recordings, friend?

Check out the String Quartet. It is a monstrous masterpiece.

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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 11:50:39 AM »
Check out the String Quartet. It is a monstrous masterpiece.
You are most kind and I'm far from certain that I deserve such a compliment. At the risk of sounding churlish, I think that you must mean String Quintet, but many thanks anyway. It's certainly a tremendous performance from all involved and a terrific recording.

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Alistair
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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 01:54:09 PM »
I think that you must mean String Quintet, but many thanks anyway.

Oh blast, indeed I did. Anyway, an incredible work and I cannot even begin to imagine the mind power required to compose it. Unless, that is ideas come to you easily like Schubert and you don't agonize over short measures like Chopin.

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Re: Alistair, where art for thou's piano music?
«Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 03:45:47 PM »
Oh blast, indeed I did. Anyway, an incredible work and I cannot even begin to imagine the mind power required to compose it. Unless, that is ideas come to you easily like Schubert and you don't agonize over short measures like Chopin.
Well, however easily or otherwise some of the actual ideas for that piece came to me, I broke off writing it about a page into its finale (up to which point all had seemed to progress relatively easily) when I realised that I simply didn't possess anything approaching the technical wherewithal to continue with it and felt instead that I had, at least for the foreseeable future, "bitten off more than I could chew"; that finale therefore cost me dear and I had to absorb a great deal more experience before I could return to work on it. Once the catalyst for its resumption did finally arrive, however, that finale eventually came together with increasing alacrity.

Yes, I do sometimes "agonise over short measures like Chopin" (an astute observation indeed about his modus operandi), although I tend to do this mostly before committing music to paper rather than during the process of doing so and right up until the finished article's on its way to the publishers, as Chopin was on occasion wont to do!

Again, thank you for your kind words; as to the mind power required to compose the quintet, someone (was it Gustav Holst? - I can't now remember) once said that the time to get on with work on a piece was when its composer could no longer summon the mental power not to do so - and I think that he may have had a point!

Best,

Alistair
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