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Charles-Valentin Alkan
Birth: Nov. 30, 1813
Death: Mar. 29, 1888

Alkan was one of the finest pianists of his era, acknowledged as such by his friends and contemporaries Liszt and Chopin. Highly eccentric, he withdrew from the public gaze for a number of years, but returned in the 1870s to display his still dazzling skills. He was also a strikingly original composer, writing works of rhythmic, harmonic and executive complexity which remain highly engaging ÷ notably his 'Symphony' and 'Concerto' (both for piano solo), his set of variations ╬Aesop's Feast', and his Grand Sonata which depicts the four ages of man. A professing Jew and scholar of Jewish theology, he was allegedly crushed to death when his bookcase fell on him while he was reaching for a volume of the Talmud. (bio by: David Conway) 

Cause of death: crushed to death
Cimetiere de Montmartre
City of Paris
╬le-de-France, France
Plot: 3rd division
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22127
Charles-Valentin Alkan
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Charles-Valentin Alkan
Added by: David Conway
Charles-Valentin Alkan
Added by: David Conway
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- BigLebo
 Added: May. 1, 2014
Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Charles-Valentin Alkan
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013

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 Added: Jul. 15, 2013
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