ALEXANDRE BOËLY (1785-1858): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - 24 Pièces diverses divisées en 2 suites, Op. 20, Suite IV in F Minor composée dans le style des anciens Maîtres, Op. 16, Caprice, Op. 7, Études, Op. 6, No. 11 in E Minor and No. 20 in C Minor, Pièce d’étude in E Flat Minor, Op. 13, No. 6.
Catalogue Number: 06T027
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0471
Description: Best remembered as an important Parisian organist-composer, Boëly’s piano music is as good as unknown. Yet it is an important link between the Baroque and Classical worlds of eighteenth-century France and the emerging Romanticism of the nineteenth. This recording highlights both its Classical poise and its Romantic charm, revealing Boëly as a forerunner of composers like Saint-Saens, whom he taught, as well as other piano pioneers such as Alkan, Chopin and Liszt. Stephanie McCallum (1853 Érard piano).