Some Alkan Links
Sylvain Chosson's extensive Alkan website
which includes many downloadable scores of Alkan rarities
Naxos Records Alkan pages
- the various Naxos and Marco Polo recordings of Alkan's music, with many extensive music clips for listening
John Kersey's site
containing numerous mp3s of rare and as-yet-unrecorded Alkan (and other) items
The World of Alkan
David Conway's Jewry in Music
site - Jewish musicians (including Alkan of course) in the period 1780-1850
The Meyerbeer Fan Club
American site with a wealth of information about Alkan's contemporaries Meyerbeer and Halé
vy and the musical world of their time
site with substantial research and information about the German Alkan family, from which he is descended.
Sire dedicated to Ignaz Moscheles
(under construction: has listing of his works)
Michael Nanasakov, 'Virtual Pianist'
Mr. Nanasawa has created the 'persona' of 'Michael Nanasakov' and under this name prepared recordings of Alkan and others using a player-piano and computer set-up. Some music clips.
Alkan on MIDI
(sites kindly suggested by AS member Wolfgang Haerer)
- settings of some of Alkan's piano music by various hands (with varying success!)
Not Quite Alkan
. French aerospace company (founded by Robert Alkan, a scion of the German Alkan family which has a so far elusive connection to our hero)
- Very attractive Turkish celebrity film-star, model, and would-be politician, but no relation as far as we know
- giant metallurgical combine. Site contains a video of their recent shareholder's AGM, for those who swing to that sort of thing.
Alkane Energy plc
"extracts gas from abandoned coal mines for direct supply to local consumers".
Alkan Shelter LLC
- whenever you need a temporary building for temperatures around -100 degrees
Other Music Links
site with CD reviews and, it claims, links to 4000 classical music web-sites (nb I haven't counted them to check!).
- wide ranging classical site (with bonus of a daily Hoffnung cartoon)
Resource for professional musicians, music societies, musical education and services