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Fri 23 Feb

Tomasz Kamieniak

Berlin, Germany

Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique (op.15)

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Fri 23 Feb

Jose Lopez (pno) & Laura Wilcox (viola)

Miami, FL, USA

Sonate de Concert (op. 47, viola version, arr. Ney)

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Sun 25 Feb

Mark Viner

London, UK

Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique (op.15)

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Fri 2 Mar

Mark Viner

London, UK

Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique (op.15)

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Robert Ronnes (bsn): Paix à la Paix
Nicholas Stavy
: Étude in A minor
Helmut Deutsch (organ)
: Grand Prélude, Scherzando (op 66/10)

Lambros Lambrou: Concerto for solo piano
Bogdan Czapiewski: Étude op 76/3




Mark Viner’s debut Wigmore Hall recital (Feb 2018)

Society chairman Mark Viner is performing Alkan, Chopin, Liszt and Thalberg at the Wigmore Hall, London, on Friday 2nd March.

Society members are eligible to receive a “two for one” ticket discount for the event. If you have not received details already, pleas contact the Treasurer.

For further details of Mark’s recital, click on the image to the right.

Viner Wigmore Hall flyer

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)

If the album is released as a CD, further information will be provided here


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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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Forthcoming CD release by Yui Morishita (Sep 2017)

Yui Morishita’s thrid Alkan CD will be released (in Japan) on 7th October 2017,on  ALM Records ALCD-7216. The CD includes:

  • Etudes dans tous les tons mineurs (op.39 nos 1, 2, 3, 11 & 12)
  • Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique pour piano (op. 15)

 Information on availability will be posted here in due course.



Forthcoming CD release by Mark Viner (Aug 2017)

Mark Viner’s recording of Alkan’s Douze Etudes dans tous les tons majeurs (op. 35) will be released on 1 October 2017. The recording was made in December 2016 and is on the Piano Classics label (PCL10127).


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Premio Alkan per il virtuosismo pianistico (Aug 2017)

On the 17th of June 2017, the first Alkan Award for piano virtuosity took place at the Castello di Castano, Agazzano in Italy. A report of the event will be published in the next issue of the Society Bulletin. The winner of the Alkan award was Raffaelo Battiloro (pictured right), and his recital included Le Festin d’Esope (op.39/12). The performance can be heared here (scroll down to video entitled “Serata Premio Alkan 2017”). Vincenzo Maltempo, the patron of the event, played Comme le vent and the Symphonie from op.39 at the same event.

Raffaelo Battiloro

Castello di Castano

Alkan arrangements... (May 2017)

Society member Paul Goold has drawn attention to some (more or less bizarre) Alkan arrangements:


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 Alkan Society celebrates its 40th anniversary (Mar 2017)

On 18th January 1977 four enthusiasts met with Ronald Smith to discuss the possibility of establishing an Alkan Society; this led to an inaugural meeting on 18th May 1977.

At the Joint Societies Dinner Recital, on 17th January 2017, our ruby anniversary was celebrated with the cutting of a specially-designed cake. President Leslie Howard, Chair Mark Viner and founding member Peter Hick are pictured wielding the knife. For more details, see Bulletin 94.

Alkan Society cake

Peter Hick, Mark Viner & Leslie Howard