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wr - Alkan Le premier billet doux 63/46: Message Board

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Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) has a lop-sided reputation today for ferociously virtuoso works, sometimes written on a massive scale. But he also wrote a great many smaller works that are not knuckle-busters. "The First Love Letter", from his "48 Esquisses", is one of them. As is often true with Alkan, the piece may be at least slightly ironic. In any case, it is a tiny marvel of tone-painting, right down to the staccato chords marking the letter's close and signature.

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Cinnamonbear 2011-08-23 22:57:56 Very poetic. Beautifully expressed.
Inlanding 2011-08-23 19:20:31 This is a very beautiful piece of music. I very much enjoy the space you created towards the end. Yes, the staccato ending puts a very fine punctuation mark on the ending.
Julian (SlatterFan) 2011-08-20 13:25:22 A gem! Thanks. Alkan Op 63 is now added to my short list of works to explore very soon.