Charles Valentin Alkan: His Life and His Music

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Music - 270 pages
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"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."--Résumé de l'éditeur.
  

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Contents

Apprentice Works
27
Etudes
53
Sonata Types for Piano
77
Morceaux Caracteristiques
93
The Esquisses
121
Organ and Pédalier Music
143
Piano and Strings
157
Reception
173
Performance Practice
199
Epilogue
215
Bibliography
237
A Basic Alkan Discography
255
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About the author (2007)

William Alexander Eddie is an Associate Lecturer in Music for The Open University and for Edinburgh University (Continuing Education).

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