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Old 06-14-2006, 10:06 PM
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I just wanted to know if anyone has ever heard of or has a copy of Opus Clavicembalisticum by Sorabji. I was amazed when I saw just a few measures of it. It is considered by many of the greatest pianists of the world to be the hardest song ever written, in both its technicality, its expression, and its overall length which spans 4 hours more or less spread between 12 movements. Its , in one word, amazing. He started using up to 3 or even 5 staves to fit all the music into the measure. I dont really know where I am going with this, lol, but if anyone has heard of it plz reply
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Hello and thank you for your post.

No, actually I never listened to music by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. He seems to be a very interesting modern composer... I'll check it out!

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hmmm...never heard of it...do you know where I could find a recording of it?
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i know u can find several recordings at amazon.com, but they get pretty costly because of the length and overrall rarity of someone actually good enough to make a recording, i think the cheapest is like 60 bucks, the most expensive one recorded by Madge is supossedly horrible, but there's a new guy out there who has been performing the piece frequently and quite better than any of his predeccessors, so i am waiting for his recording to come out before venturing that much money on a recording....i think u can find out a lot more just by typing Opus Clavicembalisticum into google...
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Oh wow...that's really expensive...I'll have to look and see if I can find any cheaper ones...
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I don't have a recording of this piece but it is a very interesting one, and yes, that's right about staves - 3 or 4 are common. For those who haven't got a clue about a piece, here is a fragment of the score:



Looks grand, doesn't it?
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