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Alkan: Les Quatre Ages, Festin D'esope, Etc / Hamelin


Release Date: 08/22/1995 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66794   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Breathtaking virtuosity, outshining all rivals' (The Guardian) 'The whole disc is an outstanding achievement - There's no better introduction in the current catalogue to this intriguing, paradoxical composer' (The Independent) 'Sa virtuosité hors du commun, symbolisée par une fluidité et un contrôle de la dynamique tout simplement sidérants' (Répertoire, France) 'Without a shadow of a doubt the finest Alkan recording ever made' (Soundscapes, Australia) 'The finest Alkan pianist of his generation' (BBC Music Magazine) 'Another Hyperion/Hamelin must' (Gramophone) 'The virtuosity is mind-boggling' (BBC Music Magazine) 'Un virtuoso sbalorditivo ... destinato a fare la gioia di chi cerca il virtuosismo puro (qui elevato a livelli stratosferici) Read more e l'originalità del programma' (Musica, Italy) 'Breathtaking' (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'Alkan est servi par un pianiste à la technique stupéfiante' (Répertoire, France) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 39: no 12, Les festin d'Esope by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; France 
2.
Sonatine for Piano, Op. 61 by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; France 
3.
Grande Sonata for Piano, Op. 33 "Quatre âges" by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1848; France 
4.
Troisième recueil de chants, Op. 65: no 6, Barcarolle by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1870; France 

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