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Alkan – Who was Alkan?

‘Charles-Valentin Alkan has just died. It was necessary for him to die in order to suspect his existence. ”Alkan,” more than one reader will say, ”who is Alkan?” and indeed this paradoxical man is all but unknown to our generation.’ … Continue reading

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Death in Venice – and Alkan

Byron stood there. Liszt stood there. You’ve probably stood there, and now I have, too. I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs,  A palace and a prison at each hand… And as I was standing there last November, … Continue reading

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