CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN (1813-1888): Nocturne No. 1, Op. 22, Esquisses, Op. 63: Nos. 2, 3, 10, 11, 21, 46 & 47, Le Festin d'Ésope from 12 Études dans les tons mineurs, Op. 39, Prélude "Le temps qui n'est plus", Op. 31/12, Fa, Op. 38/2 from "Deuxième livre de Chants, Grande Sonate "Les quatre Âges", Op. 33 (recorded 1989. 1990 Fidelio release), Les mois, Op. 74, No. 6 "Promenade sur l'eau" and No. 10 "Gros temps", Petite fantaisie, Op. 41/2, Petit conte, Le tambour bat aux champs, Op. 50/2, Trentes chants Suite No. 1, Op. 38, Nos. 1, 5 & 6, Symphonie for Solo Piano, Op. 39/4-7 (new recordings).

Catalogue Number: 03J051

Label: Brilliant Classics

Reference: 93568

Format: CD

Price: $10.98

Description: Any new Alkan disc gets our attention even when it contains two war-horses (well, war-horses as far as Alkan is concerned), but aside from the Sonate and the Symphonie, much of the rest of these brilliant, charming and slightly odd shorter pieces are relatively rarely heard or recorded. 2 CDs. Alan Weiss (piano).

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