The composer Charles-Valentin Alkan died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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One of Paris’ leading virtuoso pianists during the 1830s and 1840s. He was considered to be Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt’s equal and was known for his reclusiveness.
He was loyal to his Jewish heritage, becoming the first to combine Jewish melodies with art-music. He was never married, but allegedly fathered virtuoso pianist Élie-Miriam Delaborde.