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

Charles  Valentin Alkan

Aim of this thesis is to provide an introduction to the piano compositions of Charles-Valentin Alkan.

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.

Charles Valentin Alkan

Aim of this thesis is to provide an introduction to the piano compositions of Charles-Valentin Alkan.

Charles Valentin Alkan

Aim of this thesis is to provide an introduction to the piano compositions of Charles-Valentin Alkan.

Charles Valentin Alkan Violin Sheet Music

Contents include violin sheet music by Charles-Valentin Alkan:-First Trio Op.30 for Piano, Violin and Bass

Charles Valentin Alkan Violin Sheet Music

Contents include violin sheet music by Charles-Valentin Alkan:-First Trio Op.30 for Piano, Violin and Bass

The Study as an Art Form

The Study as an Art Form


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.

Charles Valentin Alkan

Charles Valentin Alkan