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Recording of the Week – Alkan: Grande Sonate and More

November 30 was the 200th anniversary of the birth Charles -Valentin Alkan (1813-88). He was a French keyboard virtuoso and composer. A child prodigy he spent most of his life in Paris where he formed close friendships with both Chopin and Liszt. Born in Paris he was descended from Jewish Ashkenazic community that was based…

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