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By William Alexander, Dr Eddie

A 'conservative radical' is William Alexander Eddie's description of the French virtuoso composer-pianist Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888). Judaic tradition, the French baroque and German classicism have been the most affects on Alkan's musical sort, with extra radical musical traits present in a number of the Esquisses op 63.

This entire survey takes as its concentration a stylistic research of Alkan's compositions from the apprentice works to the later 'massed sort' etudes; the latter are of substantial size and pianistic hassle. there's additionally attention of Alkan's achievements as pianist and instructor, and the sections on functionality perform in Alkan might be of curiosity to pianists this day. a whole research of Alkan's reception background can be incorporated and worthwhile appendices offer a advisor to additional archival learn. a listing of works and easy discography entire this new research of a huge French composer.

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