Grande Sonate 'Les Quatre Ages', Op.33 (Alkan, Charles-Valentin)



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5 more: 1. 20 ans • 2. 30 ans: Quasi-Faust • 3. 40 ans: Un heureux ménage • 4. 50 ans: Prométhée enchaîné • Alkan's Preface

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus, n.d.[1848]. Plate B. et Cie. 4788.
Reprinted Paris: Gèrard Billaudot, n.d.(after 1950).
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Work Title Grande Sonate "Les Quatre Ages"
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Grande sonate 'Les quatre âges'; グランドソナタ; Grande Sonate "Les Quatre Âges"; Grande Sonata "Les quatre Ages"; Grande Sonate de Charles-Valentin Alkan; Granda Sonato “La Kvar Aĝoj”; Четыре возраста (соната)
Name Aliases グランド・ソナタ; Grande Sonate; Les quatre âges de la vie; Grande sonate 'Les quatre ages'
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Alkan, Charles-Valentin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.33
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICA 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. 20 ans. Scherzo. Très vite, décidément — Trio. Timidement, amoureusement
  2. 30 ans: Quasi-Faust. Assez vite, Sataniquement
  3. 40 ans: Un heureux ménage. Lentement, avec tendresse et quiètitude
  4. 50 ans: Prométhée enchaîné. Extrêmement lent
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1847
First Publication. 1848
Dedication To his father (Alkan Morhange)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40-45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
Related Works Alkan's Grande Sonate 'Les Quatre Âges' by Hartwig Albrecht
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Wikipedia article
Hyperion Records
Solving the Riddle of Alkan's Grande Sonate Op. 33 'Les quatre âges: A Performance Guide and Programmatic Overview (PDF, Research Paper in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements of DMA, 2018 by Joshua Lester Hillmann for Arizona State University)