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

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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"
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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
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)