Thursday, November 8, 2012

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)

Charles-Valentin Alkan 
(30 Nov. 1813 – 29 Mar. 1888)

Alkan a contemporary of Chopin and Liszt, great pianist and composer, had a reputation for being asocial, and rarely performed in public after 1848. This is one of only two known photographs of him.

on Wikipedia

More info here.. "The Myths of Alkan"
Also there's a society for him... The Alkan Society