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Alkan Society recitals



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Mark Viner’s 3rd CD in complete Alkan piano edition (Feb 2020)

Mark Viner’s third Alkan CD includes:

  • Grande Sonate (op.33)
  • Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique (op.15)

The recording will be released by Piano Classics in March on PCL-10209

Viner op 35 CD


5th CD release by Yui Morishita: La Vision (Oct 2019)

The complete Esquisses (op. 63) are performed by Yui Morishita on his fifth Alkan CD, released in September 2019 on ALM records ALCD-739

 The CD may be obtained from CDJapan or the digital version from iTunes



Alkan debut CD from Schaghajegh Nosrati: Solo concerto (Sep 2019)

The German pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati’s debut Alkan CD is on the C-Avi music label LC15080. It will be released on 22 November 2019. She performs:

  • Esquisses (op. 63) nos 1, 2, 11, 12, 26, 31, 43 & 48
  • Toccatina (op. 75)
  • Etude alla Barbaro
  • Concerto pour piano seul (from op. 39)


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Alkan debut CD from Paul Wee: Solo symphonie & concerto (Sep 2019)

Paul Wee pairs the solo Symphonie and solo Concerto on BIS Records BIS2465. The CD will be released in the UK on 1 November 2019.


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 Recent CD of the solo Concerto (op. 39/8-10) (Aug 2019)

Margit Haider-Dechant performs the Concerto and Joseph Woelfl’s Sonate Non Plus Ultra on Apollon Musikoffizin A.M.Cl 20.013 (recorded 2017; available from here)

Haider-Dechant CD


New CD: Mark Viner plays 25 Préludes (op. 31) (Aug 2019)

This Piano Classics release of Alkan’s 25 Préludes is Mark Viner’s 2nd CD in his project to record of all of Alkan’s piano works. The recording will be released in September on PCL-10189


Alkan-preludes front

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CD release by Yui Morishita: Quasi-Faust (Mar 2019)

Yui Morishita’s fourth Alkan CD, released in November 2018 on ALCD-7225,  includes:

  • Grande sonate (op. 33)
  • Trois minuets (op. 51)
  • Réconciliation – Petit caprice (op. 42)
  • Saltarelle (op. 23)

 The CD may be obtained from CDJapan or the digital version from iTunes



Transcription of Quand Israël sortit d’Egypte (Oct 2018)

The third of Alkan’s Trois anciennes mélodies juives, entitled Quand Israël sortit d’Egypte, is scored for pedal piano or organ, unlike the first two pieces which are for soprano and piano. Mark Viner has arranged the third piece for piano alone. The score is published by Muse Press from whom the transcription may be purchased.

Alkan-Viner Quand Israel


Stellar reviews of Mark Viner’s Alkan release (Feb 2018)

It is our general policy not to include reviews on this website, but we make an exception to alert members to the some of the exceptional reviews of Society chairman Mark Viner’s CD of Douze Etudes dans tous les tons majeurs (op. 35)  on the Piano Classics label (PCL10127). See:



New MP3 release: Yury Favorin (Nov 2017)

The Muso label has released an MP3 album of the Russian pianist Yury Favorin’s first Alkan recording, comprising:

  • Super flumina Babylonis (op. 52)
  • Symphonie pour piano seul (op. 39, 4-7)
  • Grande Sonate (op. 33)

CD (Muso MU022D) available from Presto Classical


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