He's one of classical music’s most important composers - and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.
Sorabji’s Opus Clavicembalisticum is thought by many to be the most difficult piece ever written for piano – it’s well beyond most pianist’s abilities.
Oh and it lasts for FOUR HOURS. So there’s that.
But one pianist, the legendary and unique John Ogdon, made this piece his calling card.
Here's John, deep in concentration at the piano:
One YouTuber has combined John’s legendary recording of Sorabji’s completed ridiculous work with the score – so you can both see and hear the number of notes actually involved.
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