Alkan, the 'orchestral' piano and Concerto for Piano Solo (Homage to Alkan)

Inglis, Brian ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Alkan, the 'orchestral' piano and Concerto for Piano Solo (Homage to Alkan). Alkan Society Bulletin (95) . pp. 12-15. [Article]

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This article explores the idea of orchestral imitation or evocation on the piano. Long an aspect of piano writing and performance, the mechanisms by which such suggestive effects are realised in composition, performance and reception are somewhat under-addressed in the literature, especially the academic literature. The article takes an approach which is partly historical, but also focussed on contemporary practice: starting from examples in Mozart and Alkan and Brendel's (1976) writing on Liszt, I finish with a short discussion of my own Concerto for Piano Solo (Homage to Alkan), published in 2015 and released on CD in 2017.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 23567
Notes on copyright: © The Alkan Society. Published article reproduced in this repository ( with permission from the Alkan Society.
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Depositing User: Brian Inglis
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 20:22

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