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Topic: Alkan Vs. Others  (Read 2053 times)

Offline comme_le_vent

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Alkan Vs. Others
on: February 05, 2004, 07:16:12 PM
in tribute to the legendary ed - who asked if chopin or liszt was the greater composer
my question is - how does alkan compare - in your opinion - to other contemporary piano-composers - eg. chopin, liszt, brahms, schumann...
i think alkan is as great a composer as either of those, and of course, he is my favourite.  ;D
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Re: Alkan Vs. Others
Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 09:04:28 PM
As a fairly new discovery, I am unsure as to whether to rate him as highly as Chopin yet. Time will tell...
Ed

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Re: Alkan Vs. Others
Reply #2 on: February 06, 2004, 05:27:51 AM
Em

He is a special case, nothing much know about Alkan, as he confined himself for more than 20 years just composing and not playing his own music nor teaching(probably why his music is not popular)

But his music is wonder, poetic like chopin, furious like Liszt. i always think Alkan is a blend of Chopin and Liszt.

But since i have loved Chopin and Liszt for so long, i will put it a little bit behind Chopin and Liszt(and also after Scriabin too, Alkan is actually my 4th favorite composer, then followed by Rachmaninoff)
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Re: Alkan Vs. Others
Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004, 10:02:13 PM
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"At the age of 23, Alkan left the concert life...and concentrated on teaching and composition....He taught a good deal and was nearly as fashionable a teacher as his friend Chopin" Harold Schonberg

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Re: Alkan Vs. Others
Reply #4 on: February 06, 2004, 10:33:55 PM
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"At the age of 23, Alkan left the concert life...and concentrated on teaching and composition....He taught a good deal and was nearly as fashionable a teacher as his friend Chopin" Harold Schonberg

Ed


ar...

mixed up...
sorry about that.
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