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Alkan: Railway (The) / Preludes / Etudes / Esquisses
 
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Alkan: Railway (The) / Preludes / Etudes / Esquisses

23 Oct 1995 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 23 Oct 1995
  • Label: Naxos
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 Naxos
  • Total Length: 1:18:55
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  • ASIN: B001LZNHNA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 482,924 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Musicman on 9 Dec 2012
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Refreshing piano from a little known composer.There is everything to admire and nothing to dislike on this disc.The pianist plays with feeling and interprets Alkan`s score perfectly
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great value for money 5 Oct 2000
By Jesper Hansen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm not really a great fan of Naxos. I am, however, a great fan of romantic pianists, and since Alkan was one of the and the Naxos recording was the only one I could get...well, I had to buy it! And I'm glad I did. This recording is amazing! First of all, I was amazed by the many aspects in Alkans music, but even more so by the quality of the recording. Ever note stands out and is perfectly clear (well, as clear as can be when it's alkan we are talking about!). The two performers are obviously the right choice for this recording and it's a shame that I haven't heard of them before. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Alkans music, this is $6 well spend...just wait till you hear "The Railway", that is simply amazing, it's a wonder that anyone is actually playing like that! a really good cheap recording like this is hard to find, so do yourself a favour and buy it!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
(No title). 14 Dec 2000
By offeck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent, excellent disc. However, the content is only selections duplicated from complete recorded performances previously available (in their entirety) on Marco Polo by Bernard Ringeissen and Laurent Martin... This is an excellent introduction to Alkan, no doubt, and the price is beautiful! However, you may be a little wary after buying this (which is basically a great hits compilation) to go for the more serious stuff available elsewhere... Most likely unnecessary purchases for Alkaholics.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Alkan: The Railway and other Piano Works 24 Jan 2011
By Bjorn Viberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Alkan: The Railway and other Piano Works is a recording played by Laurent Martin and Bernard Ringeissen recorded by Naxos from 1992. I had no prior knowledge who Alkan was and picked it up by random at my local library. The booklet cointains liner-notes written by Keith Anderson which are both informative and well-written. Recommended. 4/5.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Charles Valentin Alkan: "The Berlioz of piano" 25 July 2006
By Hiram Gomez Pardo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The weird creative universe of Alkan, his well marked introspection as well as his febrile activity in which concerns the expressive possibilities of the piano, surrounded him of a sort of mysterious halo.

His introspectiveness exerted on the audiences, caution, veiled admiration and a certain misgiving. His lyricism was not precisely direct. He faded into oblivion until the second half of the XX Century when Roland Smith, John Ogdon, Raymond Lewenthal, Michael Ponti, Bernard Ringeissen and lastly the renowned pianist Marc Andre Hamelin have really worried to make of him a better known composer, and judging by the nourished list of new recordings of Alkan, the result has been pretty fruitful.

This album presents a set of interesting piano pieces, that it would be extremely advisable to take into account, in case you are a true musical archeologist, incessantly active for searching the enormous number of unknown Op. and treasures to find out.

Laurent Martin is solvent pianist with a broad range of sonorities. Ringeissen is besides other untiring pianist always receptive to new sounds.

Iron horse, Op. 27 is perhaps, the most astonishing and original piece of the album, plenty of suggestive sonorities and wild beauty.
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