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Topic: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!  (Read 7343 times)

Offline comme_le_vent

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Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
on: February 13, 2004, 07:08:22 PM
heres a non-illegal free site where you can download most of alkan's works-

https://piano.francais.free.fr/alkan/04_partitions_en.html

so now theres no excuse not to learn any alkan!  ;)

tell me your experiences with the music there, when youve tried some.....
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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #1 on: February 15, 2004, 08:11:20 AM
Comme_le_vent you are my hero, there is not a doubt in my mind. I love Alkan possibly more than any other composer (Liszt and Scriabin are right behind though) and have been searching for months for the Trois Morceaux dans le Genre Pathetique. I will admit they're still out of reach for me but I had a hell of a time sight reading a bit of the "Morte" this afternoon. This site is the BEST...
Also I've read a few of your posts-the Symphony for Solo Piano is probably my favorite piece of music as well, though I also like a few other things, namely Mazeppa and "St. Francis Walking on the Waves"-you know, I'm with you on the loud tragic stuff (I'd list a hundred other pieces but my brain isn't working correctly at the moment). All of that, though, and I haven't heard the Concerto for Solo Piano yet, what kind of moron am I? I do have the music though, in that Dover book with the Symphony...as if I could play either one of those.
Well, thanks for posting the site, that's amazing.

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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004, 08:38:50 PM
thanks! im someone's hero now!  ;D

keep spreading the word on alkan, your in good company, both me and hamelin think the symph is his best work.
you havent heard the concerto  :o
all i can say is...lucky you! your in for a great time!
get the hamelin recording.

i havent learnt more than a couple minutes of alkan's music on the piano, but ed has learnt le festin...

speak up ed...preach with me the wonder of alkan!  ;D
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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #3 on: February 15, 2004, 10:36:29 PM
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i havent learnt more than a couple minutes of alkan's music on the piano, but ed has learnt le festin...

speak up ed...preach with me the wonder of alkan!  ;D


Is learning, rather. It's great fun :),
Ed

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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004, 09:28:55 PM
quite,

for those who havent heard much(or any) alkan
the best online resource for midi(i dont know any mp3 sites) files of alkan works is:

https://www.classicalarchives.com/midi/a.html

now theres even less of an excuse not to know alkan!  ;D
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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004, 09:39:43 PM
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thanks! im someone's hero now!  ;D

keep spreading the word on alkan, your in good company, both me and hamelin think the symph is his best work.
you havent heard the concerto  :o
all i can say is...lucky you! your in for a great time!
get the hamelin recording.

i havent learnt more than a couple minutes of alkan's music on the piano, but ed has learnt le festin...

speak up ed...preach with me the wonder of alkan!  ;D


i have sent Hamelin's video of playing Op.39 No.10 (Concerto for piano solo), now i have convinced like 10 people to start listening to Alkan.
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004, 09:43:07 PM
;D keep up the good work!
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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #7 on: February 25, 2004, 07:51:17 AM
hmm i wonder if there are any other great yet not well-known composers like Alkan... if so id like to hear someone new

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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #8 on: February 25, 2004, 07:52:39 AM
oh...and thanx A LOT for the sheet music comme le vent ;D

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Re: Free Alkan Sheet Music Here!
Reply #9 on: February 25, 2004, 01:55:42 PM
yes there are, search for marc-andre hamelin cds - they are a veritible encyclopedia of neglected(and great) music - formemost examples include - medtner, godowsky,villa-lobos, sorabji, and even marc-andre himself.
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