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CD Alkan da Motta transcriptions

New CD release (June 2014)

Alkan: The Complete Vianna da Motta Transcriptions
Huit Prieres (Op. 64), Neuf Preludes (Op. 66), Benedictus (Op. 54)
Transcriptions of Alkan’s works by Vianna da Motta for piano solo, duo and duet

Vincenzo Maltempo and Emanuele Delucchi (pianos)

 

Second Alkan-Zimmerman International Piano Competition (May 2014)

Prize winners of the 2014 competition

The Jury elected not to award a first prize
Second Prize (ex aequo): Duc-Anh Nguyen (Vietnam) & Alessandro Marino (Italy)
Third Prize: Melina Karagianni (Greece)

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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)

 

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Alkan in the UK House of  Lords! (July 2014)

Reference was made to Alkan’s etude op76 no 1 ( for the left hand) in the House of Lords on the 30th July - surely a first mention for the composer in such august company. See the details in Hansard for the day (scroll down to 1.38pm)

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

Other forthcoming recitals

25 Jan

William Wellborn & Jose Lopez

San Fransisco

Fantasie on Mozart's Don Juan  (op 26 [sic])

8 Feb

Shoshana Telner

Waterloo, Canada

L’Festin d’Aesop (op 39/12); selected Esquisses

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27 Jan 2015

Joint Society Dinner Recital, London

Coady Green, Mark Viner & Christopher Wayne Smith

In conjunction with the Berlioz,  Liszt and Wagner Societies

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Workshop announcement: C.V.Alkan - Portrait of a Genius (Dec 2014)

Two-day workshop, dedicated to the personality of Alkan as a brilliant pianist and composer, providing insight into his person, his composing technique and his influences on piano virtuosity..recognition of their advocacy and dedication in promoting Alkan and his compositions.
Date: 26-27 Feb 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Organiser: The Charles-Valentin Alkan Society of Vienna

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