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Charles-Valentin Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88)


French composer of piano music requiring exceptional virtuosity.

An unsociable and eccentric character, he died when a bookcase fell on top of him.

Further Reading: Alkan

 Interview, Paul Wee on Alkan

Australian pianist and lawyer Paul Wee talks to David about his new recording of two monumental works by Alkan - the Symphony and Concerto for solo piano - and about his intense double career.

 Interview, Mark Viner on Alkan

The young British pianist talks to Katherine about the music of the eccentric Parisian pianist-composer, which he's championed throughout his career.

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