Forthcoming Alkan Society recitals


Sat 28 Sep

AGM Recital: Mark Viner

London, UK

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Other forthcoming recitals




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Sun 8 Sep

Paolo Rigutto

Paris, France

Le Vent (op 15/2)

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Tue 17 Sep

Mark Viner

Levoča, Slovakia

Grande Sonate "les quatre  âges" (op.33)

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Sat 21 Sep

Schaghajegh Nosrati

Toulouse, France

Symphony for Solo Piano (op.39, 4-7)

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Wed 2 Oct

Mark Viner

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Grande Sonate "les quatre  âges" (op.33)

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Mark Viner interview with Elena Vorotko
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 Recent & forthcoming recordings of the solo Concerto (op. 39/8-10) (Aug 2019)

One new recordings of the Concerto is available now and two others are expected to be released later this year:

  • 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)
  • Paul Wee pairs the Concerto with the Symphonie, to be released on the BIS label
  • Schaghajegh Nosrati’s CD pairs the Concerto with shorter Alkan pieces to be released on the CAvi-music label. Hear her performance of the Allegretto alla barbaresca on youtube.

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


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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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Brilliant Classics to release 13-CD box set: Alkan edition (Oct 2017)

The set, to be released in November 2017, brings together Alkan recordings from the Piano Classics and other labels. The main works included are:

  • 12 Études dans tous les tons mineurs (op. 39), Vincenzo Maltempo
  • 3 Morceaux dans le genre pathétique (op. 15), Vincenzo Maltempo
  • Grande Sonate “les quatre âges” (op. 33), Vincenzo Maltempo
  • Sonatine (op. 61) (twice), Vincenzo Maltempo, Canstantino Mastroprimiano
  • 12 Études dans tous les tons majeurs (op. 35), Mark Viner
  • Esquisses (op. 63), Laurent Martin
  • 25 Préludes (op. 31), Laurent Martin
  • 8 Impromptus (op. 32), Laurent Martin
  • Grandes Etudes (op. 76) & 2 Petites pieces (op. 60), Alessandro Deljavan
  • Chamber works (op 21, 30 &  47), Trio Alkan
  • Concerti da Camera (op. 10), Giovanni Bellucci
  • Various short pieces (op. 16, 22, 26, 27, 41, 45, 46, 50, 51, 55, 57, 75)
  • 13 Prières (op. 64), Petits préludes sur les 8 gammes du plain-chant, Impromptu sur le chorale de Luther (op. 69), Kevin Bowyer (organ)

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Alkan Society music publications: plans announced (Sep 2017)

The Society plans to publish definitive versions of unavailable or hard-to-obtain works of Alkan under the editorship of Mark Viner. A series of separate volumes are anticipated.

The first publication will be of Alkan's two Concerti da Camera (op. 10) and the Andante avec sourdines pour piano et quatour à cordes (of which op. 13/2 is a version). Click here for further details.


New CD release: Concerti da Camera (Sep 2017)

Giovanni Bellucci (piano) with Roberto Fores-Veses (conductor) and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. The CD (on Piano Classics PCL10135) includes:

  • Concerto da Camera no 1 in A minor (op. 10/1)
  • Concerto da Camera no 2 in C# minor (op. 10/2)
  • Concerto da Camera no 3 in C# minor (Andante con moto)


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