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ISBN 10: 1871082730 / ISBN 13: 9781871082739
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Alkan: lonely 19th century genius, virtuoso pianist and also composer of some of the most difficult and disturbingly powerful piano music. This edition, in two parts, deals first with the man, and second with his music. Num Pages: 432 pages, illustrations, musical examples. BIC Classification: AVGC5; AVH; AVRG; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 217 x 140 x 27. Weight in Grams: 560. . 2000. 2nd Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781871082739

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Title: Alkan

Publisher: Kahn & Averill

Binding: Soft cover

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Alkan: lonely 19th century genius, virtuoso pianist and also composer of some of the most difficult and disturbingly powerful piano music. After a long period of neglect his piano music is being discovered by an ever-widening public and played and recorded by some of the world's leading pianists. This edition, in two parts, was originally published in two separate volumes - the first dealth with the man, and the second was devoted solely to his music. With this reprint in one volume the books have been extensively revised, with two extra appendices added, and new bibliographies and discographies included.


"This is an excellent overview of the life and works of the greatest pianist who ever lived by one of his foremost interpreters. Even Liszt was intimidated by the thought of playing in front of Alkan! It is strongly recommended for all lovers of classical music, but for pianists, it is indispensible."

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