Alkan: Piano Duos and Duets
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Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets

Catalogue Number: TOCC0070
EAN: 5060113440709
Release Date: 17 January 2011
Duration: 70:35

Benedictus, Op. 54
Impromptu sur le Choral de Luther ‘Un fort rempart est Notre Dieu’, Op. 69
Saltarelle, Op. 47
Fantaisie à quatre mains sur Don Juan, Op. 26
Trois Marches, Op. 40
Bombardo-Carillon
Finale, Op. 17

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duo, piano duet

The piano works of Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813–88) are among the most demanding ever written – but they can also gleam with a fierce joy and twinkle with mischievous humour, so it’s hardly surprising to find his works for piano duet bubbling with freewheeling energy. The two works for pedal piano – transcribed here for two pianos by Roger Smalley – show a more solemn side to this devoutly religious composer, though they, too, have their own charge of excitement and Alkan’s trademark eccentric originality.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
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1 Benedictus, Op. 54

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Roger Smalley, transcriber
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duo

(first recording)
8:18 play
2-5 Impromptu sur le Choral de Luther ‘Un fort rempart est Notre Dieu’, Op. 69

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Roger Smalley, transcriber
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duo

(first recording)
13:12
2 minim = 63 4:14 play
3 L’istesso tempo (minim = 63) 1:23 play
4 L’istesso tempo (minim = 63) 1:54 play
5 L’istesso tempo (minim = 63) 5:41 play
6 Saltarelle, Op. 47 for piano duet

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet

(first recording)
6:54 play
7-14 Fantaisie à quatre mains sur Don Juan, Op. 26

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet
12:52
7 Introduzione 1:49 play
8 Tema (‘Venite pur avanti’) 0:50 play
9 Variation 1 0:54 play
10 Variation 2 0:57 play
11 Variation 3 1:39 play
12 Variation 4 1:31 play
13 Variation 5 2:51 play
14 Finale (‘Finch’ han dal vino’) 2:21 play
15-17 Trois Marches, Op. 40

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet
20:33
15 No. 1 in A flat major (Allegro) 8:35 play
16 No. 2 in C minor/E flat major (Allegro moderato) 6:13 play
17 No. 3 in B flat major (Modérément) 5:45 play
18 Bombardo-Carillon, for piano duet

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet
5:45 play
19 Finale, Op. 17, for piano duet

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet

(first recording)
3:01 play

Artists

Charles Valentin-Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan, composer

Roger Smalley

Roger Smalley, transcriber
[credit: Bridget Elliot]

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duo, piano duet

Reviews

Alkan - the master pianist

Mr. G. Saxby Amazon 20th June 2011

Alkan Times Two

Tan Ser Leat Amazon 25th May 2011

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