KSS4 L’heure exquise

Piece details

  • Written for: Voice and Piano
  • Date composed: 1916
  • Approximate duration (minutes): 2
  • Manuscript pages: 2
  • Manuscript location: Private collection
  • Comments: Text by Paul Verlaine. Called op.2, no.2 by the composer.

Editions available from the Sorabji Archive

  • Critical edition (Marc-André Roberge), A4P. 14 pages.
    Price: £12 (paper), £5 (pdf)
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  • New edition (Marc-André Hamelin), A3L. 4 pages.
    Price: £12 (paper), £5 (pdf)
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  • Manuscript, A3P. 2 pages.
    Price: £12 (paper), £5 (pdf)
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Recordings

  • Elizabeth Farnum (soprano), Margaret Kampmeier (piano),
    Centaur Records CRC2613 (2002)
    Track 7 (2:13)

Performances

  • 20/04/1999 Amy Burton (soprano), John Musto (piano)
    Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York NY, USA
    “Opulent Music” series
  • 03/11/2000 Sarah Leonard (soprano), Stephen Gutman (piano)
    Conway Hall, London, UK
    Planet Tree Festival
  • 14/11/2002 Elizabeth Farnum (soprano), Margaret Kampmeier (piano)
    Merkin Hall, New York NY, USA
  • 13/02/2004 Sarah Leonard (soprano), Jonathan Powell (piano)
    St Cyprian’s Church, London, UK
  • 12/04/2011 Amy Fuller (soprano), Kent Conrad (piano)
    Memorial Room, Smith Music Hall, University of Illinois , Urbana, IL, USA
    Doctoral recital
  • 05/01/2014 Patricia Rozario (soprano), Parvesh Java (piano)
    National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
  • 19/07/2015 Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Anne le Bozec (piano)
    l'Eglise de La Grave, Pays de la Meije, Paris, France
    18ème Festival Messiaen

Broadcasts etc.

  • 21/09/2004 Elizabeth Farnum (soprano), Margaret Kampmeier (piano)
    Nordwest Radio/Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany [broadcast of recording]
    “Der Kauz von Corfe Castle: Aus dem Nachlaß von Kaikhosru Sorabji”