A week dedicated to Charles-Valentin Alkan with radio programs and free concerts

Get free tickets to attend, in Venice, two concerts dedicated to Charles-Valentin Alkan. This is an initiative of Venice Classic Radio, in collaboration with the Palazzetto Bru Zane.

The Festival “Alkan, a visionary pianist”, dedicated to the pianist composer Charles-Valentin Alkan on the bicentennial of his birth, is ongoing in Venice. Venice Classic Radio, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Romantique Française, offers you the opportunity to attend for free two concerts of this festival in the beautiful setting of the Palace Bru Zane (at the bottom of this article you will find the programme of the concert). To get the free ticket (plus one for a companion for only € 5,00), it is enough to send your personal information to our editorial office: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hurry because the supply of the tickets is limited! Concomitantly with the Festival, Venice Classic Radio will propose a series of plays dedicated to the French composer (more information in the section Highlights).

Saturday, 12th October, 5:00 pm: Paris at the end of the century

Marie-Joseph-Alexandre Déodat De Séverac (1872-1921)
'Les Muletiers devant le Christ de Livia'

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
from 'Préludes' Op.25:
No.2 in F minor
No.6 'Ancienne mélodie de la synagogue'
No.7 in E flat
No.8 'La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer'
No.12 'Le temps qui n’est plus'
No.19 in D minor
No.25 'Prière'

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
'Romances sans paroles' Op.17
Barcarolle No.1 Op.26

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Barcarolle Op.65

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
'Kreisleriana' Op.16

Performer: David Violi, piano
Where: Palazzetto Bru Zane, San Polo, 2368 - Venice
Info: [Palazzetto Bru Zane]

Tuesday, 15th October, 8:00 pm: Esquisses

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
'48 Esquisses' for piano

Performer: Justine Leroux, piano
Where: Palazzetto Bru Zane, San Polo, 2368 - Venice
Info: [Palazzetto Bru Zane] [Programme in PDF]