Alkan morhange 17801855 was the proprietor of a music school in paris, and he early recognized among the musical talents of his sons the singular ones of young charlesvalentin. Classical music repertoire of opera classics music and opera classics cd collection. Alkans music has other gems available look up the brilliant classics set that i. Adventurous piano music, ranging from the miniaturist to the gigantic, of the composer in whose presence even franz liszt was afraid to play. Hmv lp hqs1204 29s 1d the power of this music is enormous. Perhaps the most original section comes late on in the firstmovement development, where the music suggests sibelius at his coldest and greyest. Alkan grande sonate, les quatre ages full album played. And now with his third cd dedicated to alkan fully confirms his reputation. Recordings of music composed by charlesvalentin alkan, mp3 files free download. Sorabji published an article on alkan in his 1932 book around music. Concerto for solo piano, piano classics 2014 since his debut two years ago with a monographic album devoted to alkan for the label piano classic, the italian pianist vincenzo maltempo is considered one of the greatest contemporary interpreters of this composer. C v alkan symphony for solo piano vincenzo maltempo youtube.
He brings welcome lightness and rhythmic kick to the allegretto alla barbaresca finale, while the central slow movement stands out for the pianists long singing lines and pulverizing bass. A rousing conclusion to maltempos alkan cycle top ear. With sections marked tutti, solo and piano, the piece requires the. Jose vianna da motta sometimes spelt jose viana da mota was a distinguished portuguese pianist, teacher, and composer. Later in life he withdrew from social life and lived as a recluse, engaging in intense study of the bible and the talmud. But again the music is more then that, for a piece can last up to half an hour. Carnovichmusiche per bambini product information egidio carnovichs musiche per bambini is an italian language method book for children. Dec 01, 2012 listen to your favorite songs from alkan. This new recording contains some rarely heard repertoire from a rarely heard composer. This book focuses on 5note folk music from popular folk songs made easy for glockenspiel or the orff diatonic soprano metallophone and rhythmic instruments.
For example, maltempo captures and sustains the brooding, introspective qualities of no. He has received much critical acclaim for them, perhaps more for the alkan discs. Concerto for piano solo by vincenzo maltempo on amazon music. Maltempo has recorded the complete opus 39 on piano classics. I spent years studying music and never found alkan but so glad i have as his music has given me many hours of listening pleasure which i. This disc constitutes the third of four in maltempos alkan survey, which will take in the whole of the op. Dec 06, 2014 jeremy lee writes so far vincenzo maltempo s alkan cycle that is, a complete survey of the composers magnum opus, 12 etudes in all the minor keys op. Vincenzo maltempos previous three discs of alkan for piano classics, all of them outstanding, were recorded on a modern steinway. Alkan grande sonate, les quatre ages full album played by. We hope that you and your family, friends, and colleagues are safe. Charlesvalentin alkan, often called the berlioz of the piano, was a mysterious, reclusive genius of the romantic epoch, and will forever be linked in our imagination to chopin and liszt, both of whom caught the parisian publics attention to a.
Alkan s piano music is very hard to play, a bit like lizst when his music has to be played very fast and loud, then eventually out comes a beautiful melody. Fortunately the main pianist in this alkan edition brilliant classics 95568. There is a symphony for piano and a piano concerto just for piano which is a monstrous work with the 1st movement being nearly 30 mins long. I spent years studying music and never found alkan but so glad i have as his music has given me many hours of listening pleasure which i hope many other people can enjoy. Le festin desope, 3 morceaux, ouvertures, sonatine maltempo alkan maltempo, vincenzo release date. If you like the content of this set, dont stop here. He was a close friend of chopin they were neighbours in paris and he was the only pianist in whose presence the great franz liszt was nervous to play. During this pandemic, classical on demand orders and requests will continue to be received. Alkan grande sonate les quatre ages symphonie pour piano solo played by vincenzo maltempo tracklist below. In fact his discography, besides to alkan, can count other recordings dedicated to franz liszt gramola, 2009, robert schumann pianoclassics 2014, and to. Chandos records is one of the worlds premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. The virtuoso pianist, complete sixty exercises by charleslouis hanon piano book level. Concerto pour piano seul is a 3movement solo piano piece written by charlesvalentin alkan.
Concerto for piano solo by vincenzo maltempo on amazon. Alkan piano music charlesvalentin alkan 181888 was a french composer and pianist of great originality. Charlesvalentin alkan was one of the most important pianists and pianocomposers of the 19th century, although he lived the largest part of his life in obscurity and seclusion. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and. Hungarian rhapsodies complete by vincenzo maltempo. Alkan the song of the mad woman on the seashore cd.
Nov 03, 20 listen to your favorite songs from alkan. High quality music compilation of opera classics and music series at a discounted rate from. Carnovichmusiche per bambini mallet instrument method. Charles valentin alkan concerto pour piano seul piano. In his youth he was good friends with chopin who was his neighbour in paris, liszt and the writers george sand and victor hugo. Featured are classical composers who occasionally worked in cinema, such as dmitry shostakovich, benjamin frankel, jacques ibert and arthur honegger. American record guide, septemberoctober 2015 maltempo s single disc is his most recent recording and is performed on an 1899 erard piano. Reclusive and eccentric, the french pianist composer charlesvalentin alkan was also undoubtedly one of the greatest pianists who ever lived, and a. Born in benevento, italy, july 2, 1985, pianist vincenzo maltempo studied with salvatore orlando and riccardo risaliti, and in 2006 won the venicebased premio venezia competition. As well as the concerto, pcl0061 includes etudes nos. The focus on maltempos latest disc is the mighty concerto for solo piano, which forms part of the even mightier edifice called douze etudes dans tous les tons mineurs, op. Vincenzo maltempo piano charlesvalentin alkan symphony for solo piano april 12, 2015 miami international piano festival. I confess that i was unfamiliar with the work of charles alkan, so the quirky brilliance of this chamber music disc came as a very pleasant surprise.
T he days when any new recording of a piano work by charlesvalentin alkan 181888 was a journey into unexplored musical territory may have passed, but discs of his music still emerge. Ricordi conc in c major for mandolin strings and basso. Jeremy lee writes so far vincenzo maltempos alkan cycle that is, a complete survey of the composers magnum opus, 12 etudes in all the minor keys op. Charlesvalentin alkan was one of the most important pianists and piano composers of the 19th century, although he lived the largest part of his life in obscurity and seclusion. Charlesvalentin alkan was a frenchjewish composer and virtuoso pianist. Concerto pour piano comme le vent en rythme molossique. Charlesvalentin alkan november 30, 18 march 29, 1888, and his four brothers, all musicians, adopted their fathers first name as their surname. Guardian, selected among the 10 best cds of 2012, his playing flashes with summer lightning gramophone, maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the. Concerto pour piano comme le vent en rythme molossique scherzo diabolique vincenzo maltempo, piano. His alkan followup contains the even more demanding op.
Charlesvalentin alkan etudes piano classics pcl0061 jw. Vincenzo maltempo has already made his name with his spectacular recordings of the piano music by alkan for piano classics. Charles valentin alkan, one of the greatest pianists in history even liszt was afraid to play in his presence, recluse, genius composer of mainly piano works of extraordinary virtuosity and originality. Naxos film music classics is a series devoted to rerecordings of the finest original orchestral film scores, often painstakingly reconstructed by film music experts such as john morgan. He has made many recordings, five of them devoted to works of alkan and three to liszt. This edition contains the complete set of 60 famous exercises titled the virtuoso pianist. For this latest selection, he has opted to play a 19thcentury. Aug 30, 2007 t he days when any new recording of a piano work by charlesvalentin alkan 181888 was a journey into unexplored musical territory may have passed, but discs of his music still emerge. The present release ends this monumental cycle on a high note. More impressive alkan from vincenzo maltempo classics today. He is said to have supported his compositional life by the patronage of russian aristocratic ladies who, as isidore philipp describes, were des dames tres parfumees et froufroutantes. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet.
Piano news with this passionate performance maltempo confirms his place in the read more restricted circle of alkans best performers. Genius enigma vincenzo maltempo alkan maltempo,vincenzo release date. Jun 08, 2017 alkan grande sonate les quatre ages symphonie pour piano solo played by vincenzo maltempo tracklist below. Mar 26, 2015 vincenzo maltempos previous three discs of alkan for piano classics, all of them outstanding, were recorded on a modern steinway. Maltempo puts his phenomenal technique at the service of his poetic vision. American record guide, septemberoctober 2015 maltempos single disc is his most recent recording and is performed on an 1899 erard piano. The jose vianna da motta music competition was founded in 1957 in his honor. The pieces are part of a 12 piece cycle entitled douze etudes dans tous les tons mineurs 12 studies in the minor keys, published in 1857 although it may have been written some years earlier. Born in paris in 18, alkan was a virtuoso pianist, composer and contemporary of chopin and liszt. This new disc, recorded in 2015 and 2016, features vincenzo maltempo who has made a considerable reputation for himself associated with his comprehensive, and much admired, survey of the piano works of alkan.1161 103 299 585 1461 165 1058 374 108 1404 1136 1466 1273 270 1014 182 870 341 342 488 1038 743 125 375 1327 552 595 1338 1276 249 125 705 11 376