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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 a Jewish Ashkenazic community that was…

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