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