12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op. 39 (Concerto and Symphony for Solo piano)

Charles Valentin Alkan composed the 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys for solo piano, Op. 39. They were published in 1857 in Paris by Richault, and dedicated to François-Joseph Fétis. The Etudes feature a progressive tonality plan, with each piece set a perfect fourth higher than its predecessor. Interestingly, this set of 12 etudes 'contains' other works inside of it: The Etudes 4 through 7 are called 'Symphonie pour piano seul' (Symphony for solo piano). An early example of the Piano Symphony genre, the musical elements are arranged to convey an ... more

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Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - I. Comme le Vent Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - II. En rhythme Molossique Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - III. Scherzo-diabolico Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - IV. Symphony for Piano Solo - Allegro moderato Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - V. Symphony for Piano Solo - Marche funebre (Andantino) - VI. Menuet - VII. Finale (Presto) Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - VIII. Concerto pour piano seu - Allegro assai Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - IX. Concerto pour piano seu - Adagio Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - X. Concerto pour piano seu - Allegretto alla barbaresca Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - XI. Ouverture (Maestoso-Lentement-Allegro) Preview Download
Sheet Music 12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - XII. Le Festin d'Esope Preview Download

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