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

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Recording12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - IV. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Allegro moderato
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Recording12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - V.(Symphony for Piano Solo) - Marche funebre (Andantino) -
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Recording12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - VI. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Menuet
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Recording12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - VII. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Finale (Presto)
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