Douze Etudes, Op. 35; Book 1 by Charles-Valentin Morhange Alkan (1827-1872). For piano solo. Etudes; Original Works. Romantic, French. Score. Composed 1847. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.M2527-SC).
Orange Soda King
Location: from Kentucky
August 31, 2010
I bought this book after hearing recordings of these etudes. These etudes are tricky, but so far, I find that they do not surpass Chopin's etudes. Musically, there are of interest, especially the longer ones, because they are more like substantial compositions that use a specific technical study. Anyone playing...
15 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Anchorage, Alaska
July 31, 2008
Works of a genius
The Alkan Etudes, which are sadly underperformed and recognized, are truly works of a genius. The harmonic writing is like Chopin, and the pianistic writing is a lot like Liszt (a friend of Alkan). Among the set, the sixth and the third are my favorites. The others are good as...
19 of 30 people found this review helpful.