Alkan

Daphne 1034

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Description:

The French pianist and composer Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-88) is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic and original figures in piano literature. A celebrated child prodigy, he soon developed into one of the most prominent piano virtuosos of his time. Stefan Lindgren plays two of Alkan's most prominent works for piano: Sonata op. 33 and Symphony op. 39.


Tracklist:

Sonata op.33 Les quatre âges (The four ages)
1. “20 ans.” Très vite
2. ”30 ans. Quasi-Faust”, Assez vite
3. ”40 ans. Un heureux ménage”, Lentement
4. “50 ans. Prométhée enchaîné”, Extrêmement lent

Symphony op. 39:4-7
5. Allegro moderato
6. “Marche Funèbre”. Andantino
7. “Minuet”. Tempo di minuetto
8. Finale. Presto


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http://cdon.eu/music/alkan_charles_valentin/the_four_ages-4195454

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