Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/10

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Subject: [Leica] Alkan
From: Afterswift at (
Date: Wed Oct 10 10:32:59 2007

In a message dated 10/10/2007 6:40:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Any  serious student of piano music knows that Alkan was hardly obscure!

And  what does his religion have to do with any appreciation of his  works?


I seldom hear Alkan performed these days in concerts. I know  about him from 
programs on WQXR sporadically over the years. As for his  religion, I 
about it because I was surprised that Alkan would be so  worldly when 
orthodox Judaism in those days was insular. That's not true  anymore. 
Amazing that he 
could function in both societies so  seamlessly.

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