12 Études pour les pieds seulement (Alkan, Charles-Valentin)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: Simon Richault, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 13164.R.
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Work Title 12 Études pour les pieds seulement
Alternative. Title
Composer Alkan, Charles-Valentin
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICA 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 studies
  1. Moderato (C minor)
  2. Adagio (C major)
  3. Fughetta. Moderato (A minor)
  4. Moderato (E major)
  5. Moderato (A minor)
  6. Adagio (C minor)
  7. Allegro (A major)
  8. Energicamente (D minor)
  9. Leggiermente (D major)
  10. Moderato (D major)
  11. Adagio (F minor)
  12. Tempo giusto (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. ca.1865
First Publication. 1866
Dedication Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation pedal piano

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These studies were not composed for organ but for a piano with a pedal board descending chromatically down to AAA which exceeds the normal organ pedal board by three notes. Besides, the articulations and dynamics particularly refer clearly to a piano.