Satu Paavola: Charles-Valentin Alkan Works for Solo Piano
An excellent classical piano album is out via Running Moose Distribution! 2013 - the bicentennial of a French virtuoso pianist and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813 - 1888)! In a new recording by a Finnish pianist Satu Paavola some of Alkan's finest works were chosen to celebrate this distinctive romantic personality.
The recording includes undisputed romantic gems as tremendous Grande Sonate "Four Ages of a man" and animalistic "Aesop's Feast", known for their exciting programmatic content. Alkan's unique style combines daring musical solutions with sincere beauty. This leads to heartbreakingly strong emotional experience that catches the listener even nowadays!
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