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Salut, cendre du pauvre!, Op 45
composer
1856; after a poem by Gabriel-Marie-Jean-Baptiste Legouve

Recordings
'Alkan: Symphony for solo piano' (CDA67218)
Alkan: Symphony for solo piano
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Details
Track 5 on CDA67218 [8'40]

Salut, cendre du pauvre!, Op 45
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Salut, cendre du pauvre!, Op 45, is Alkan’s only work to have been published in 1856. It is a paraphrase of a poem by Gabriel-Marie-Jean-Baptiste Legouve (1764–1812) to which it is difficult to assign any clear identity. As with the previous piece, but within a generally calmer musical landscape, several sections create a juxtaposition of contrasting atmospheres. The piece begins with a number of arpeggios and then goes on to introduce a pregnant theme which then filters through the entire work. There follows a page in a much more funereal mood reminiscent of the Marche funèbre (Op 26) with its obsessive throbbing in the left hand. The piece comes to a calm close with big spread chords.

from notes by François Luguenot © 2001
English: Ansy Boothroyd

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67218 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-21805
Duration
8'40
Recording date
31 August 2000
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Alkan: Symphony for solo piano (CDA67218)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: June 2001
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