Charles Valentin Alkan

Extracts from the Symphonie op 39 (the funeral march and minuet) were also performed. ... of solo piano works and pedalier pieces as well as repeat performances of op 21 and the 'shortened' version of op 47 as detailed on the programme, ...

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.

Le Festin d sope and Other Works for Solo Piano

Charles-Valentin Alkan, Marc-André Hamelin ... 0-486-28355-0 de Falla, Manuel, AMOR BRUJO AND EL SOMBRERO DE TRES PICOS FOR SOLO PIANO. ... Glinka's Prayer, Balakirev's Reverie, Liapunov's Transcendental Etude, Op. 11, No.

Le Festin d   sope and Other Works for Solo Piano

Selected and with Introductory Notes by Marc-André Hamelin. Etudes in Minor Keys, Op. 39 (Symphony for Solo Piano, Op. 39, Nos. 4–7; Concerto for Solo Piano, Op. 39, Nos. 8–10; "Le Festin d'Ésope", Op. 39, No. 12); Saltarelle, Op. 23; Barcarolle, Op. 65, No. 6; Toccatina, Op. 75.

Mendelssohn Time and Memory

Abrams, Meyer H.: 19, 55–6 Alkan, Charles-Valentin Concerto da Camera No. ... 1: 14, 15, 36, 38 Piano Sonata in F minor Op. 57 ('Appassionata'): 247 Piano Sonata in E minor Op. 90: 247 Piano Sonata in A, Op. 101: 14, 38, 54, 107–9, ...

Mendelssohn  Time and Memory

Felix Mendelssohn has long been viewed as one of the most historically minded composers in western music. This book explores the conceptions of time, memory and history found in his instrumental compositions, presenting an intriguing new perspective on his ever-popular music. Focusing on Mendelssohn's innovative development of cyclic form, Taylor investigates how the composer was influenced by the aesthetic and philosophical movements of the period. This is of key importance not only for reconsideration of Mendelssohn's work and its position in nineteenth-century culture, but also more generally concerning the relationship between music, time and subjectivity. One of very few detailed accounts of Mendelssohn's music, the study presents a new and provocative reading of the meaning of the composer's work by connecting it to wider cultural and philosophical ideas.

Broken Beauty

Adorno, Theodor, 33, 80, 85 Alkan, Charles-Valentin, works of Recueil de Chants, Op. 38, No. 8 (“Fa”), 49 Anorexia, 79, 132 Apprehension, modes of eugenic mode, 12–13, 15, 19–20, 22–23, 27–30, 32, 35, 37, 44–45, 48, 50 exotic mode, ...

Broken Beauty

Preeminent music theorist and leader in the study of music and disability Joseph Straus presents a truly groundbreaking take on musical modernism--demonstrating in an expansive and vivid multimedia presentation that modernist music is inextricably entwined with attitudes toward disability. In Broken Beauty, Straus argues that the most characteristic features of musical modernism--fractured forms, immobilized harmonies, conflicting textural layers, radical simplification of means in some cases, and radical complexity and hermeticism in others--can be understood as musical depictions of disability conditions, including deformity/disfigurement, mobility impairment, madness, idiocy, and autism. Against the traditional medical model of disability, which sees it as a bodily defect requiring diagnosis and normalization or cure, this new sociocultural model of disability sees it as cultural artifact, something that is created by and creates culture. Straus places this revised model of disability against a wide range of canonical, high-art concert music from the first decades of the century through the 1950s. Broken Beauty illustrates how disability is right at the core of musical modernism; it is one of the things that musical modernism is fundamentally about.

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire third edition

Int . to M - D . The Piano Music of Alkan ( Raymond Lewenthal —GS 1964 ) . ... studies published in 1857 ) ; Symphonie Op.39 ( comprising Nos.4 , 5 , 6 , 7 of the Etudes Op.39 ) ; Fa Op.38 / 2 ; Barcarolle Op.65 / 6 ; Le Tambour Bat aux ...

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire  third edition

"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.

Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe

... 255 Anderson, (Mrs.) Lucy 99, 103, 171,217, 231 Albrechstberger, Johann Georg 8 Alkan, Charles-Valentin 188, 320, ... 13 3, 174 Piano Sonata in B-flat major, op. ... 67 38, 110, 136, 219 Symphony in F major (“Pastorale”), op.

Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe

The first full-length study devoted to Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), pianist, conductor and composer.

1er trio pour piano violon et basse op 30

Charles-Valentin Alkan ... Händel Cheur des Prétres de Dagon Haydn Menuet du jer quatuor , op : 7 Finale du 38e quatuor . Mozart . . Andante du se quatuor Ne pulvis et cinis , motet . Menuet de la symphonie ei sol mineur .. Weber .

1er  trio pour piano  violon et basse  op  30


Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire Fourth Edition

Festin d'Ésope op.39/12 (the last étude in a 275-page set of studies published in 1857); Symphonie op.39 (comprising ... Joseph bloch, “charles-valentin alkan,” thesis, Harvard university (indianapolis: privately printed for the author, ...

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire  Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write? What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher? It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

Chopin s Polish Ballade

Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom Jonathan Bellman. 193. index. Abraham, Gerald, 11, 15, 30, 31, 32, 55, 93, 174 Alexander, Tsar, 114 Alkan, Charles-Valentin, 142 Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, 56,97 Altick, Richard, ...

Chopin s Polish Ballade

Chopin's Polish Ballade examines the Second Ballade, Op. 38, and how that work gave voice to the Polish cultural preoccupations of the 1830s, using musical conventions from French opera and amateur piano music. This approach provides answers to several persistent questions about the work's form, programmatic content, and poetic inspiration.

Bibliographic Guide to Music

Bibliographic Guide to Music


Jewry in Music

... Johann Georg, 127 Alkan, Céleste, see Marix, Céleste (Alkan) Alkan, Charles-Valentin, 1, 205–7, 219–38, 258, ... 8–10, 226, 230 Symphonie, nos. ... 27, 228, 229 Marciafunèbre, sulla morte d'un Pappagallo, 227 Piano Trio, op.

Jewry in Music

David Conway analyses why and how Jews, virtually absent from Western art music until the end of the eighteenth century, came to be represented in all branches of the profession within fifty years as leading figures – not only as composers and performers, but as publishers, impresarios and critics. His study places this process in the context of dynamic economic, political, sociological and technological changes and also of developments in Jewish communities and the Jewish religion itself, in the major cultural centres of Western Europe. Beginning with a review of attitudes to Jews in the arts and an assessment of Jewish music and musical skills, in the age of the Enlightenment, Conway traces the story of growing Jewish involvement with music through the biographies of the famous, the neglected and the forgotten, leading to a new and radical contextualisation of Wagner's infamous 'Judaism in Music'.

Chopin and His World

... and precede Chopin's Opus 28 are Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique (1830) and Charles-Valentin Alkan's Trois ... In his three-movement piano suite, the first two pieces are titled “Aime-moi” (Love Me) and “Le vent” (The Wind).

Chopin and His World

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic friends and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his music in light of the cultural narratives formed during his lifetime. These include the romanticism of the ailing spirit, tragically singing its death-song as life ebbs; the Polish expatriate, helpless witness to the martyrdom of his beloved homeland, exiled among friendly but uncomprehending strangers; the sorcerer-bard of dream, memory, and Gothic terror; and the pianist's pianist, shunning the appreciative crowds yet composing and improvising idealized operas, scenes, dances, and narratives in the shadow of virtuoso-idol Franz Liszt. The international Chopin scholars gathered here demonstrate the ways in which Chopin responded to and was understood to exemplify these narratives, as an artist of his own time and one who transcended it. This collection also offers recently rediscovered artistic representations of his hands (with analysis), and—for the first time in English—an extended tribute to Chopin published in Poland upon his death and contemporary Polish writings contextualizing Chopin's compositional strategies. The contributors are Jonathan D. Bellman, Leon Botstein, Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Halina Goldberg, Jeffrey Kallberg, David Kasunic, Anatole Leikin, Eric McKee, James Parakilas, John Rink, and Sandra P. Rosenblum. Contemporary documents by Karol Kurpiński, Adam Mickiewicz, and Józef Sikorski are included.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The op . 39 Symphonie for solo piano by Charles - Valentin Alkan : Analysis and perspective . Wellborn , William Eugene , D.M.A. The University of Texas at Austin , 1995. 207pp . Co - Supervisors : Hanns - Bertold Dietz ; Nancy B.

Dissertation Abstracts International


The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

1 in A minor , Op . 10 ( Charles- ) Valentin Alkan , Concerto da camera No. 2 in C sharp minor Hector Berlioz , Harold en Italie ( programmatic symphony for viola and orchestra ) , Op . 16 Clara Wieck ( later Schumann ) , Piano Concerto ...

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

A rare volume dedicated entirely to scholarship on the genre of the concerto.

Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto

Longyear , Rey M. “ Cyclic Form and Tonal Relationships in Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony . ... 38-52 . Mezö , Imre . Liner Notes to Liszt Ferenc : Piano Concerto Opus Postumum , Hungarian State Nowak , Leopold .

Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto

In the early nineteenth century, seven composers experimented with the design of the piano concerto at roughly the same time. Two mature figures - Johann Baptist Cramer and Carl Maria von Weber - and five young firebrands - Felix Mendelssohn, Valentin Alkan, Clara Wieck, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt - probed the possibilities and challenged the traditions of the genre regarded as problematic, and even anachronistic by the 1830s. Lindeman considers each composer's approach to concerto form in a lucid and engaging account. He then pairs this with an analysis of their concertos, including a combination of LaRue timelines and Schenkerian techniques that is logical and insightful. A different perspective is seen in the reviews of Robert Schumann in his Neue Zeietschrift für Musik. The critic's profound dismay with the state of the noble genre is apparent in his reviews of concertos by the Parisian virtuoisi, which he regarded with particular disdain. Lindeman's overview reveals that Schumann's criticism offers a touchstone for the reformulation of the genre in the experimental works of the seven composers. Lindeman's book includes measure-by-measure timeline analyses of the first movements of over 100 concertos. Included are all those of Mozart, Cramer, Beethoven, Hummel, Weber, Field, Moscheles, Alkan, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Wieck, Schumann, and Liszt, plus examples by Sterndale Bennett, Boiëldieu, Burgmüller, Czerny, Dussek, Ries, and Steibelt. Structural Novelty and Tradition in the Early Romantic Piano Concerto offers the first detailed examination of a critical time in the development of the form. It is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in the piano concerto genre.

Mendelssohn in Performance

... 231 Adams, Bridges, 138 Aeschylus: Eumenides, 129 Albert, Prince Consort, 21,49 Alkan, Charles- Valentin, 25, 38 Allen, ... 2 in D minor for Solo Violin Solo, 184-186, 186; ... 5 in E flat, "Emperor," 35, 133; Piano sonata, op.

Mendelssohn in Performance

Exploring many aspects of Felix Mendelssohn's multi-faceted career as musician and how it intersects with his work as composer, contributors discuss practical issues of music making such as performance space, instruments, tempo markings, dynamics, phrasings, articulations, fingerings, and instrument techniques. They present the conceptual and ideological underpinnings of Mendelssohn's approach to performance, interpretation, and composing through the contextualization of specific performance events and through the theoretic actualization of performances of specific works. Contributors rely on manuscripts, marked or edited scores, and performance parts to convey a deeper understanding of musical expression in 19th-century Germany. This study of Mendelssohn's work as conductor, pianist, organist, violist, accompanist, music director, and editor of old and new music offers valuable perspectives on 19th-century performance practice issues.

Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 1998

The first movement of the Fifth Symphony ( 1942-52 ) is a long one lasting over 17 minutes , with echoes of Wagner and ... G Charles - Valentin Alkan French 1813-1888 a Alkan 25 Préludes dans les tons majeurs et mineur , Op . 31 .

Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 1998

Contains reviews of recordings made by the world's great musicians found on compact discs.