Alkan, Charles Henri-Valentin

(1813-88)
   French pianist and composer. Born in Paris, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. A friend of Chopin, George Sand and Liszt, he became a recluse, devoting himself to religious studies and compositions. His works include: Storm at Sea, The Dying Man and Grande Sonate.

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  • ALKAN (real name Morhange), CHARLES HENRI-VALENTIN — (1813–1888), French pianist and composer. The son of a school director, Alkan, a child prodigy, became a concert pianist but retired in 1839. He spent the rest of his life almost in seclusion, teaching, composing, and studying literature,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Alkan (homonymie). Charles Valentin Alkan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charles Valentin Alkan — Nom de naissance Charles, Henri, Valentin Morhange Naissance 30 novembre 1813 Paris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan — Charles Valentin Alkan, source: Bibliothèque nationale de France. Charles Valentin Alkan[a] (pronounced: [ʃaʁl valɑ̃tɛ̃ alkɑ̃]) (30 November 1813 – 29 March 1888) was a French composer and one of the great …   Wikipedia

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan — CHARLES HENRI VALENTIN ALKAN Nacimiento 30 de noviembre de 1 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Alkan, Valentin — ▪ French pianist and composer in full  Charles Henri Valentin Alkan , original name  Charles Henri Valentin Morhange  born Nov. 30, 1813, Paris, France died March 29, 1888, Paris       French pianist composer, a notable keyboard virtuoso, and one …   Universalium

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