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Alkan

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Gordon Watson (piano)
Ouventure in B minor, Op. 39 No. 11 Deux Chants:
Assez vtvenient. Op. 38 No. 1 Barcarolle, Op. 38 No. 6
Le tambour bat aux champs, Op. 50
No. 2
Chapeau bas! (Deuxieme Fantasticheria)

'Alkan' was the pseudonym of the French pianist and composer Charles Henri Valentin Morbange 1813-1888). A friend of Chopin and Liszt, and an almost exact contemporary of the latter, he devoted himself entirely to the composition of piano music, producing a large number of works of remarkable individuality and technical difficulty. These include many imaginative pieces, some of which will b; heard tonight; a few large-scale compositions, such as the Symphony for Piano to be broadcast next Sunday; and several books of brilliant studies, which will be represented in a third recital of his muse on August 2. D.C.

Contributors

Piano: Gordon Watson






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