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Alkan: Aesop's Feast Op. 39 No. 12 in E Minor

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Charles-Valentin Alkan - Twelve Studies in all the Minor Keys :
Aesop's Feast, Op. 39 No. 12
Aesop's Feast Op. 39 No. 12  in E Minor by Alkan piano sheet music
Key: E Minor Year: 1857
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (4411 kB)

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xx Alkan Le festin d'Esope (video)
March 11, 2007, 01:21:10 PM by ronde_des_sylphes

I've had an on-off relationship with this piece for a while now. I've played it a few times publicly, but I don't tend to be especially happy with the end result. (I must say it has tended to go down well with audiences, however).

I think it's one of the very best "theme and variations" of the 19th century; for some reason it gets disappointingly little public performance.

Here's a video, taken from a recital a few months ago. I didn't "play safe" in this performance and took some risks, as I wanted a committed performance. For those who know the piece, it will be embarassingly apparent how close I came to disaster from 4.16 to 4.46 Roll Eyes The only consolation is that I didn't lose total control.

Anyway, I would be interested in getting general feedback on the performance - I'm considering whether I should use the piece later on this year in another recital.


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