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Charles Valentin Alkan : his life and his music

Author: William Alexander Eddie
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judaic culture, the French baroque and German classicism were the main influences on the musical style of the French virtuoso composer-pianist, Charles Valentin Alkan. Including an investigation of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles-Valentin Alkan; Charles-Valentin Alkan; Charles Valentin Alkan; Charles V Alkan; Charles Valentin Alkan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Alexander Eddie
ISBN: 184014260X 9781840142600
OCLC Number: 238852818
Description: x, 270 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
Contents: Alkan : the historical and social background --
Apprentice works --
Development of a personal voice --
Etudes --
Sonata types for piano --
Morceaux caracteristiques --
The esquisses --
Arrangements and cadenzas --
Organ and pedalier music --
Piano and strings --
Miscellaneous compositions --
Stylistic dimensions --
Reception --
Performance practice --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William Alexander Eddie.
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'This musicological tour de force, whose brilliance at times resembles Alkanian prestidigitation, makes a persuasive case for the (re-)instatement of Alkan as a key figure in the development of Read more...

 
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