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

This piece contains the following parts:

  Song Title Performer License Download HD
12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - IV. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Allegro moderato
12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - V.(Symphony for Piano Solo) - Marche funebre (Andantino) -
12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - VI. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Menuet
12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys, Op.39 - VII. (Symphony for Piano Solo) - Finale (Presto)
Composer Form Instrument Period
Charles-Valentin Alkan Etude Piano Romantic

Charles-Valentin Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French composer and one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of his day. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at ...
Quality of recording:
Quality of playing: