Charles Valentin Alkan

This comprehensive survey takes as its focus a stylistic analysis of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed style' etudes; the latter are of considerable length and pianistic difficulty.

Charles Valentin Alkan

A 'conservative radical' is William Alexander Eddie's description of the French virtuoso composer-pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). Judaic culture, the French baroque and German classicism were the main influences on Alkan's musical style, with more radical musical tendencies found in many of the Esquisses op 63. This comprehensive survey takes as its focus a stylistic analysis of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed style' etudes; the latter are of considerable length and pianistic difficulty. There is also consideration of Alkan's achievements as pianist and teacher, and the sections on performance practice in Alkan will be of interest to pianists today. A full investigation of Alkan's reception history is also included and useful appendices provide a guide to further archival research. A list of works and basic discography complete this new study of an important French composer.

Charles Valentin Alkan

"Né Charles-Valentin Morhange, dans une famille juive de six enfants tous musiciens, Alkan (1813-1888) fut un génie précoce, compositeur et pianiste adulé des salons et concerts parisiens.

Charles Valentin Alkan

Né Charles-Valentin Morhange dans une famille de six enfants qui deviendront tous musiciens, Alkan (1813-1888) fut un prodige précoce, grâce à une composition pour piano composée à l’âge de quatorze ans. Ami de Chopin et Liszt, il vécut cependant très retiré et disparut des salons parisiens pendant de longues périodes. Ses concerts furent rares avant 1873 et, malgé sa renommée, il ne joua pas ses propres compositions. Pourtant au-delà de l’étrange personnage misogyne et foncièrement juif qui le définit, on découvre un compositeur original autant que brillant et très apprécié dans les salons parisiens de son époque. Il est toujours considéré comme le plus important représentant français de l'école de piano romantique, avec des pièces d’une extrême difficulté d’exécution. A travers un ouvrage riche d’illustrations et d’exemples musicaux, les deux auteurs présentent la vie et l’oeuvre analysée d’une figure musicale française au destin singulier, avec de nombreuses annexes utiles, dont un catalogue des oeuvres mis à jour, à l’occasion des commémorations officielles du bicentenaire de sa naissance.

Musik im Zusammenhang

Der französische Konzertpianist und Komponist Charles Valentin Alkan (18131888) schrieb als sein Opus 27 die stark von Motorik geprägte und im herausfordernden Tempo „vivacissimamente (Halbe = 112)“ zu spielende Etüde Le chemin de fer ...

Musik im Zusammenhang

Die Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Peter Revers ehrt eine der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der österreichischen Musikwissenschaft der Gegenwart. Seit fast vier Jahrzehnten prägt er auch international das Fach Musikwissenschaft in Vorträgen und Publikationen, durch Symposien und Forschungsprojekte, als Lehrer und Gutachter. Mit dem Thema "Musik im Zusammenhang" ist ein wesentliches Charakteristikum von Revers' Arbeit gefasst. Sein pluraler wissenschaftlicher Ansatz vermag Zusammenhänge in differenzierter Weise sichtbar zu machen - zwischen Musikformen und -gattungen genauso wie zwischen Musik und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen. Dies spiegelt sich auch in den 52 Beiträgen des Bandes, die sich vielfältig auf die Forschungen des Geehrten beziehen, so u. a. auf die Musik W. A. Mozarts und Gustav Mahlers, auf die Musikgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts und die Interpretationsforschung.

Charles Valentin Alkan

This comprehensive survey takes as its focus a stylistic analysis of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed style' etudes; the latter are of considerable length and pianistic difficulty.

Charles Valentin Alkan

"A 'conservative radical' is William Alexander Eddie's description of the French virtuoso composer-pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). Judaic culture, the French baroque and German classicism were the main influences on Alkan's musical style, with more radical musical tendencies found in many of the Esquisses op 63. This comprehensive survey takes as its focus a stylistic analysis of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed style' etudes; the latter are of considerable length and pianistic difficulty. There is also consideration of Alkan's achievements as pianist and teacher, and the sections on performance practice in Alkan will be of interest to pianists today. A full investigation of Alkan's reception history is also included and useful appendices provide a guide to further archival research. A list of works and basic discography complete this new study of an important French composer."--Provided by publisher.

Beethoven s Skull

Charles-Valentin Alkan (18131888) Racking up fame Alkan was a French pianist and composer, regarded as having some of the finest piano skills of any musician of his time. Even the great Liszt claimed that Alkan had the best technique ...

Beethoven s Skull

Beethoven’s Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical music. Proving that good music and shocking tabloid-style stories make excellent bedfellows, it presents tales of revenge, murder, curious accidents, and strange fates that span more than two thousand years. Highlights include: A cursed song that kills those who hear it A composer who lovingly cradles the head of Beethoven’s corpse when his remains are exhumed half a century after his death A fifteenth-century German poet who sings of the real-life Dracula A dream of the devil that inspires a virtuoso violin piece Unlike many music books that begin their histories with the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries, Beethoven’s Skull takes the reader back to the world of ancient Greece and Rome, progressing through the Middle Ages and all the way into the twentieth century. It also looks at myths and legends, superstitions, and musical mysteries, detailing the ways that musicians and their peers have been rather horrible to one another over the centuries.

Anthology of Romantic Piano Music

... (Lovingly) Charles-Valentin Alkan (18131888) Amorosamente Op. 63, No. 46 4 == 5- 3 3 2 5 e 2 4 3 -' poco cresc. —/\ /\ /\ /\ /\ con espress. 5 2 –T |poco'f calando smorzando 2Z00 : 1. (2) 5 —/ | (a) The notation of this piece is ...

Anthology of Romantic Piano Music

Works by 36 composers are included in this comprehensive survey of piano music written between 1820 and 1910. The pieces in this collection range in difficulty from intermediate through early-advanced levels and cover the widest range of styles and idioms of the Romantic period. Historical and biographical background and performance notes are provided by Dr. Hinson.

Alkan Charles Henri Valentin Morhange

Steven G. Estrella offers information about the works of the French composer Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The information is provided as part of Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers. Alkan composed works for the piano.

Alkan  Charles Henri Valentin Morhange

Steven G. Estrella offers information about the works of the French composer Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). The information is provided as part of Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers. Alkan composed works for the piano. A list of Alkan's major works and a bibliography on the composer are available. Links to other related Web sites are offered.

The Concerto

Lehrer, with a chapter devoted to Alkan's Concerti da camera, 354-363. Lindeman CCC. Lindeman 1998. Salzer, L. Schilling, Britta. Virtuose Klaviermusik des 19. Jahrhunderts am Beis von Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888).

The Concerto

Twelve-tone and serial music were dominant forms of composition following World War II and remained so at least through the mid-1970s. In 1961, Ann Phillips Basart published the pioneering bibliographic work in the field.

Orchestral Music

Charles-Valentin Alkan, 1813-1888 Johann (Georg) [Jan Jiri] Benda, 171 3-1 752 Henry Brant, 19134Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976 Peggy Stuart Coolidge, 1913-1982 Arcangelo Corelli, 1653-1713 Norman Dello Joio, 1913Domenico Dragonetti, ...

Orchestral Music

Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

ALKAN, CHARLES-VALENTIN (18131888). French composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic Generation. He was born Charles-Valentin Morhange, but, like his elder sister and his four younger brothers, he adopted his father's first name as ...

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 6

Charles-Valentin Alkan Giacomo Meyerbeer 18131888 Charles-Valentin Alkan (born Charles-Henri-Valentin Morhange) was raised in Paris, receiving instruction in music from an early age. Alkan entered the Conserva- Hallelujah: Eine ...

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization  Volume 6

A landmark project to collect, translate, and transmit primary material from a momentous period in Jewish culture and civilization, this volume covers what Elisheva Carlebach describes as a period "in which every aspect of Jewish life underwent the most profound changes to have occurred since antiquity." Organized by genre, this extensive yet accessible volume surveys Jewish cultural production and intellectual innovation during these dramatic years, particularly in literature, the visual and performing arts, and intellectual culture. The wide-ranging collection includes a diverse selection of sources created by Jews around the world, translated from a dozen languages. Representing a tumultuous time of changing borders, demographic shifts, and significant Jewish migration, this anthology explores the range of approaches of Jews, from welcoming to resistant, to the intertwining ideals of enlightenment and emancipation, "the very foundation of the Jewish experience in this period."

Professional Piano Teaching Volume 2

bagatelles ‚‚ dances ‚‚ divertimenti ‚‚ fantasies ‚‚ rondos Romantic Period ‚‚ scherzos ‚‚ sonatinas ‚‚ variations ‚‚ etudes ‚‚ Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) ‚‚ Charles-Valentin Alkan (18131888) ...

Professional Piano Teaching  Volume 2

This second volume of Professional Piano Teaching is designed to serve as a basic text for a second-semester or upper-division piano pedagogy course. It provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching intermediate to advanced students. Special features include discussions on how to teach, not just what to teach; numerous musical examples; chapter summaries; and suggested projects for new and experienced teachers. Topics: * teaching students beyond the elementary levels * an overview of learning processes and learning theories * teaching transfer students * preparing students for college piano major auditions * teaching rhythm, reading, technique, and musicality * researching, evaluating, selecting, and presenting intermediate and advanced repertoire * developing stylistic interpretation of repertoire from each musical period * developing expressive and artistic interpretation and performance * motivating students and providing instruction in effective practice * teaching memorization and performance skills

Planning Your Piano Success

Charles-Valentin Alkan (18131888): Famous virtuoso pianist who wrote show pieces. Stephen Heller (18131888): Highly regarded by contemporaries, Schumann-like short pieces; Adolf von Henselt (1814–1889): His early etudes deemed harder ...

Planning Your Piano Success

Young pianists who decide to become professional musicians have many challenges to face. Carefully balancing aspiration with reality and inspiration with organization, experienced teacher Stewart Gordon creates a blueprint for transforming dreams into achievement. He guides young pianists through the details of how to prepare musically, navigate their college years, and forge a career that will provide a livelihood.

Interpreting the Musical Past Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

“L'interprète à travers la presse musicale,” Charles-Valentin Alkan, ed. Brigitte François-Sappey. Paris: Fayard, 1991, 23–57. ———. “ 'Dans le genre ancien': Charles-Valentin Alkan (18131888) et la musique du passé,” Sillages ...

Interpreting the Musical Past   Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

This study of the French early music revival gives us a vivid sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing in-depth studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau.