Alkan

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 1, 2017
Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:23 | 159 MB
Label: Piano Classics

From Viner’s fingers the iridescent showers of notes cascade with scintillating exuberance… A blazing young British talent. Viner manages a near impossible feat, bringing the melody to the fore with incredibly natural phrasing.

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel - Alkan, Liszt (2001)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 23, 2017
Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel - Alkan, Liszt (2001)

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel - Alkan, Liszt (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:59 | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 901758

The Harmonia Mundi label doesn't pay a lot of lip service to music outside of its core, Baroque and back-centered repertoire, although it has achieved some marvelous things in contemporary music and, very occasionally, the off-the-beaten-path romantic repertoire. Emmanuelle Bertrand Plays Alkan and Liszt belongs to this last category, featuring cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and pianist Pascal Amoyel in cello and piano works of two composers not at all generally associated with chamber music, Charles-Valentin Alkan and Franz Liszt.
Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)

Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:29 | 233B
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.555496

If you'd like to access the full scope of Alkan's quirky style in bite-sized proportions rather than piling into the Concerto for Solo Piano, Les Quartre Ages, and other large-scale concoctions, here's a disc for you. Esquisses (Sketches) contains 49 piano miniatures, each lasting from 43 seconds to a little more than four minutes. Alkan apparently composed these over a 15-year span. He eventually partitioned the collection into four volumes, arranged according to key sequence.
Dong-Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Olivier Gardon - Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008

Charles-Valentin Alkan - The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Yvan Chiffoleau, cello; Olivier Gardon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | # 1C1139 | Time: 01:14:09

Alkan was counted in Busoni's pantheon of five romantics alongside Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. Brahms and Schumann are the references in the euphoric Grand Duo Concertant - nothing short of a 20 or so minute Sonata in three turbulent movements. This is a work of diving romance and if Alkan had stopped in the style of the first movement then we would have been able to 'place' Alkan. Instead we get a second movement that clamours in bass heavy capering for all the world like a picture of a Black Sabbath. As if to make ‘amends’ the finale is back to the helter-skelter tumble of vivacity we find in the first movement. This euphoria carries over into the Cello Sonata which is in four classically well-tailored movements. Alkan's originality or eccentricity (take your pick) returns for the Adagio which is part sentimental and part affecting. This perhaps offers a parallel with Joseph Holbrooke's chamber works in which sublime ideas and treatment suddenly find themselves up against kitsch music hall ditties. A wild saltarello with grand manner Hungarian gestures from the piano round out the picture.

Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets (2011)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at Feb. 28, 2011
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets (2011)

Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 255 MB
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | Cat.: 070 |RS/MU

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.
Marc-André Hamelin - Alkan: Symphony for solo piano (2001) (RePost)

Marc-André Hamelin - Alkan: Symphony for solo piano (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 225 MB | no scans
Classical | Hyperion | 73:42

Alkan's one of music's originals, a relatively neglected composer valued for his highly original, often visionary keyboard works accessible only to the most skilled virtuosos. Marc-André Hamelin certainly fills that bill and almost outdoes himself on this disc, playing with breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative insight. The Symphony for solo piano is just a four-movement work of symphonic scope and color. The Symphony was part of an even bigger work, the Opus 39 Études, whose 12 pieces include Alkan's best music. The three brief pieces that follow have strong attractions, deep spirituality prime among them. The final three pieces from his early Opus 15 set exemplify Alkan the Romantic. Again, Hamelin makes light of their technical difficulties, while shaping them sensitively. Notable are Le vent, where the right-hand runs make you hear the whistling wind and Morte, another powerful funeral march.

Ronald Smith, pianist - C.V. Alkan, Piano Works  Music

Posted by ysov at Feb. 12, 2010
Ronald Smith, pianist - C.V. Alkan, Piano Works

Ronald Smith, pianist | C.V. Alkan, Piano Works
FLAC 733 Mb | Scans | RS | RAR | Easy CD Ripper Pro
Label: EMI | 1977 & 1985 Release 2003 | ADD | 2 CD | Classical, instrumental

Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne  Music

Posted by enjopin at Jan. 8, 2010
Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne

Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG, 174 MB | MP3 HQ, 115 MB
1 CDs | Covers | rs.com | 2003

Alkan, Piano Works  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 14, 2009
Alkan, Piano Works

Alan Weiss, piano | Alkan, Piano Works
Ogg 256 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 150,5 and 124,9 Mb
Label: Brillant Classics | 2008 | 2 CD | Classical, instrumental

Alkan, Piano Works  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 7, 2009
Alkan, Piano Works

Ronald Smith, piano | Alkan Piano Works
MP3 LAME 320 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 134,5 - 128,8 Mb
Label: EMI | 2003 | 2 CD | Classical, Romantic piano