Alkan (Morhange, Charles-Valentin)

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Alkan [Morhange, Charles-Valentin] (b Paris, 1813; d Paris, 1888). Fr. pianist, composer, and teacher. His comps. for pf. (and for pedal-pf.) incl. chromatic harmonies well in advance of their time and are extremely difficult to perform. Among best known are the Grande Sonate, Op.33, and the conc. for pf. solo, Op.39.

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Charles Henri Valentin Alkan

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