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Charles Valentin Alkan Edition | Brilliant Classics 95568

Charles Valentin Alkan Edition

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95568

Barcode: 5028421955681

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 13

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 17th November 2017

Contents

Works

Alkan, Charles Valentin

Alleluia, op.25
Capriccio alla soldatesca, op.50 no.1
Cello Sonata, op.47
Concerto da camera in A minor, op.10 no.1
Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, op.10 no.2
Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, op.10 no.3
Deuxieme recueil d'impromptus, op.32
» no.1
» no.2
Esquisses (48), op.63
Etudes (12) in the major keys, op.35
Etudes (12) in the minor keys, op.39
Etudes de bravoure (3) (Scherzi), op.16 no.1
Grand Duo Concertant in F sharp minor, op.21
Grande Sonate 'Les quatre ages', op.33
Grandes etudes (3) pour les mains separees et reunies, op.76
Impromptu on Luther's 'Un fort rempart est notre Dieu, op.69
Le Tambour bat aux champs, op.50 no.2
Les Mois, op.74
Marche funebre, op.26
Marche triomphale, op.27
Menuets (3), op.51
Minuetto alla tedesca, op.46
Morceaux (3) dans la genre Pathetique, op.15
Nocturne in B major, op.22
Nocturnes (2), op.57
Petites Fantasies (3), op.41
Petites Pieces (2), op.60
Petits Preludes sur les huit gammes du plainchant
Piano Trio in G minor, op.30
Preludes (25) in all major and minor keys, op.31
Prieres (13) for organ, op.64
Recueils de chants (6) Book 1, op.38/1
Recueils de chants (6) Book 4, op.67
Rondeau chromatique, op.12
Salut, cendre du pauvre!, op.45
Sonatine, op.61
Super flumina Babylonis: paraphrase, op.52
Toccatina, op.75
Une fusee: Introduction et Impromptu, op.55
Variations on a theme from Steibelt's Orage Concerto, op.1
Variations quasi-fantaisie sur une barcarolle napolitaine, op.16 no.6
Variations sur 'Ah! segnata e la mia morte', op.16 no.4
Variations sur un theme de Bellini, 'La tremenda ultrice spada', op.16 no.5

Artists

Stanley Hoogland (piano)
Vincenzo Maltempo (piano)
Laurent Martin (piano)
Costantino Mastroprimiano (piano)
Alan Weiss (piano)
Giovanni Bellucci (piano)
Mark Viner (piano)
Alessandro Deljavan (piano)
Kevin Bowyer (organ)
Trio Alkan
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

Conductor

Roberto Fores‐Veses

Works

Alkan, Charles Valentin

Alleluia, op.25
Capriccio alla soldatesca, op.50 no.1
Cello Sonata, op.47
Concerto da camera in A minor, op.10 no.1
Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, op.10 no.2
Concerto da camera in C sharp minor, op.10 no.3
Deuxieme recueil d'impromptus, op.32
» no.1
» no.2
Esquisses (48), op.63
Etudes (12) in the major keys, op.35
Etudes (12) in the minor keys, op.39
Etudes de bravoure (3) (Scherzi), op.16 no.1
Grand Duo Concertant in F sharp minor, op.21
Grande Sonate 'Les quatre ages', op.33
Grandes etudes (3) pour les mains separees et reunies, op.76
Impromptu on Luther's 'Un fort rempart est notre Dieu, op.69
Le Tambour bat aux champs, op.50 no.2
Les Mois, op.74
Marche funebre, op.26
Marche triomphale, op.27
Menuets (3), op.51
Minuetto alla tedesca, op.46
Morceaux (3) dans la genre Pathetique, op.15
Nocturne in B major, op.22
Nocturnes (2), op.57
Petites Fantasies (3), op.41
Petites Pieces (2), op.60
Petits Preludes sur les huit gammes du plainchant
Piano Trio in G minor, op.30
Preludes (25) in all major and minor keys, op.31
Prieres (13) for organ, op.64
Recueils de chants (6) Book 1, op.38/1
Recueils de chants (6) Book 4, op.67
Rondeau chromatique, op.12
Salut, cendre du pauvre!, op.45
Sonatine, op.61
Super flumina Babylonis: paraphrase, op.52
Toccatina, op.75
Une fusee: Introduction et Impromptu, op.55
Variations on a theme from Steibelt's Orage Concerto, op.1
Variations quasi-fantaisie sur une barcarolle napolitaine, op.16 no.6
Variations sur 'Ah! segnata e la mia morte', op.16 no.4
Variations sur un theme de Bellini, 'La tremenda ultrice spada', op.16 no.5

Artists

Stanley Hoogland (piano)
Vincenzo Maltempo (piano)
Laurent Martin (piano)
Costantino Mastroprimiano (piano)
Alan Weiss (piano)
Giovanni Bellucci (piano)
Mark Viner (piano)
Alessandro Deljavan (piano)
Kevin Bowyer (organ)
Trio Alkan
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto

Conductor

Roberto Fores‐Veses

About

Reclusive and eccentric, the French pianist-composer Charles‐Valentin Alkan was also undoubtedly one of the greatest
pianists who ever lived, and a composer who, like his friend and fellow-virtuoso Liszt, pushed the boundaries of what his instrument, and human pianism, could achieve. Again like Liszt, he composed music that was not merely flashy and difficult to play – it tapped a deep comprehension of music history and theory, a flair for the lyrical and the dramatic and of course a vast imagination.

Tackling these formidable pieces are eight pianists and one organist, along with the Trio Alkan piano trio and the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto under Roberto Forés‐Veses, on recordings dating from 1989–2017. Alkan’s great cycles for the piano — the Études in all the minor keys (Vincenzo Maltempo), in all the major keys (Mark Viner), the Préludes in every key (Laurent Martin) – feature alongside other large‐scale works like the Grandes Études for hands separate and together (Alessandro Deljavan) and the Nocturnes (Alan Weiss, Costantino Mastroprimiano), as well as characterful miniatures like the Chants and Les Mois (Stanley Hoogland). Organist Kevin Bowyer demonstrates that Alkan was as much an organ prodigy as anything else, with performances of the Prières and Little Plainchant Préludes, as well as music for Alkan’s beloved pedal‐piano transcribed for the organ.

Reviews

Two major pluses are the excellent contextual essay and the budget price. It’s a steal.
BBC Music Magazine February 2018
No orchestra required... the final movement of Alkan’s Symphony for solo piano with pianist Vincenzo Maltempo making an impressive job of those extreme demands. And if you have an Alkan shaped gap on your shelves this Alkan Edition from Brilliant Classics should fill it very nicely.
Record Review (BBC Radio 3) 2 December 2017

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