Alkan: Organ Works, Volume 2
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Charles–Valentin Alkan: Organ Works, Volume Two

Catalogue Number: TOCC0031
EAN: 5060113440310
Release Date: 3 November 2007
Duration: 73:40

organ of Blackburn Cathedral

Pro Organo
12 Études pour les Pieds seulement, Nos. 7–12
11 Pièces dans le Style Religieux, et 1 Transcription, de Messie de Handel, Op. 72

Kevin Bowyer, organ

In the last three decades the staggeringly original piano music of Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-88) has emerged from the darkness that surrounded it over the previous century and today features regularly in recital programmes. But Alkan’s music for organ – much of it initially conceived for the now obsolete pedal-piano – is no less powerful and imaginative, although little of it had been recorded before Kevin Bowyer began this survey. His first recording of this repertoire drew ecstatic reviews from the critics; this second instalment (of three) offers music and playing of equal quality.

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Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 73:40
1 Pro Organo (1850)

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Kevin Bowyer, organ

(first recording)
2:20 play
2-7 12 Études pour les Pieds seulement, Nos. 7–12 (c. 1869)

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Kevin Bowyer, organ

(first recording)
21:20
2 No. 7, Allegro, F sharp minor 3:06 play
3 No. 8, Energicamente, D minor 3:09 play
4 No. 9, Moderato, D major 3:27 play
5 No. 10, Moderato, D major 2:23 play
6 No. 11, Adagio, F minor 4:53 play
7 No. 12, Tempo giusto, C major 4:22 play
8-19 11 Pièces dans le Style Religieux, et 1 Transcription, de Messie de Handel, Op. 72 (c. 1867)

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Kevin Bowyer, organ
50:00
8 No. 1, Tempo giustissimo, C major 3:25 play
9 No. 2, Andantino, A major 4:38 play
10 No. 3, Quasi-Adagio, D minor 2:53 play
11 No. 4, Assez doucement, G major 3:43 play
12 No. 5, Lentement, D minor 3:45 play
13 No. 6, Majesteusement, B flat major 3:41 play
14 No. 7, Molto Moderato, F major 4:40 play
15 No. 8, Assez vite, A minor 4:06 play
16 No. 9, Assez lentement, E flat major 5:03 play
17 No. 10, Modérément, D minor 4:27 play
18 No. 11, Dolcement, A minor 6:36 play
19 Handel, Messiah, transcription Alkan: Larghetto (‘Pastoral Symphony’), B major 3:03 play

Artists

Charles Valentin-Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer

Kevin Bowyer

Kevin Bowyer, organ

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