Forthcoming Alkan Society recitals

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Other forthcoming recitals

Sat 11 Apr

Daniel Roberts

Feuchtwangen, Germany

Fantasia in A flat for the left hand (op 76,1)

Sat 11 Apr

Pascal Amoyel

Venice, Italy

Barcarolle (op 65/6)

Sun 12 Apr

Vincenzo Maltempo

Miami, USA

Allegretto alla barbaresca (op 39, 10)

Watch this space for future announcements

Two workshops: Alkan vs Liszt and Alkan vs Chopin (Mar 2015)

Two workshops taking a close look at the musical relationships between Alkan and his two contemporaries, Liszt and Chopin.
1. Alkan versus Liszt
Date: 19-20 May 2015
2. Alkan versus Chopin
Date: 29-30 May 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Organiser: The Charles-Valentin Alkan Society of Vienna

Call for cast for film “Liszt & Chopin in Paris”, including  a portrayal of Alkan (Feb 2015)

A unique opportunity for budding thespians to portray Alkan or others in Liszt and Chopin’s Parisian circle. See the call for applications and details of the proposed film.

Liszt & Chopin in Paris

Recent CD releases from Piano Classics (Jan 2015)

Alkan: “A collection of eccentric piano works”: Trois Petites Fantaisies (op 41); Minuetto alla tedesca (op 46); Marche Funebre (op 26); Marche Triomphale (op 27); no 6 from “Petits preludes sur les 8 gammes du plain- chant”; Capriccio alla soldatesca (op 50); Le tambour bat aux champs (op 50bis); “Chanson de la folle au bord de la mer” from the 25 Preludes (op 31 no 8); “Laus Deo” from the Esquisses (op 63 no 49)
Alkan: Études (op 39) complete; Grande Sonate (op 33);  Sonatine (op 61); Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique  (op 15) [3 CD set]

Vincenzo Maltempo (piano)


Honorary Membership conferred on four Alkan experts (October 2014)

The following have accepted Honorary Membership of the Alkan Society, offered in recognition of their advocacy and dedication in promoting Alkan and his compositions.

  • Eliot Levin
  • Jack Gibbons
  • Vincenzo Maltempo
  • Stephanie McCallum

New CD release (October 2014)

Alkan: Piano Music (Capriccio alla soldatesca, Op. 50 No 1; Le Tambour bat aux champs, Op. 50, No. 2; Menuets (3), Op. 51; Une fusée - Introduction et Impromptu, Op. 55; Deux Nocturnes, Op. 57; Sonatine, Op. 61)

Costantino Mastroprimiano (piano)