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Charles-Valentin Alkan (November 30 1813–March 29 1888) was a Jewish French composer and one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of his day. His compositions for solo piano include some of the most fiendishly difficult and physically demanding ever written, and performers who can master them are few and far between.

Rising as a virtuoso in the Paris scene in his early years, his technique was well regarded by Liszt and his next door neighbor, Chopin. However, he left the… read more

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  • Avatar for jahyuck
    meh
  • Avatar for helloimjoshua
    Op. 39 Nos. 8-10 are incredible
  • Avatar for HaHaHaYoureDead
    не хуже эрика сати
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    amazin
  • Avatar for PauloCosmo
    underappreciated [4]
  • Avatar for j33433
    Op. 39 No. 10
  • Avatar for SamuraiSx
    underappreciated [3] amazing artist!!! better than Chopin and Liszt for me !
  • Avatar for Jhaidinszaev
    needs more hats
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    great picture
  • Avatar for Taxes
    Lewenthal on Alkan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCOreZjHRg

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