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Notes on Music
Fri October 18, 2013
Charles-Valentin Alkan, who lived from 1813 to 1888, is not a name widely known.
A French composer and pianist, he was among the leading virtuoso pianists of his time. Disappointed at the death of Chopin, he retreated to a recluse life for twenty years before again appearing in a public concert.
A devout Jew, he was the first composer to incorporate Jewish melodies in art-music.