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Examiner Review of William Wellborn, piano — 2013 January 29
Examiner Review of William Wellborn, piano — 2013 January 29

The French pianist and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan never figures in Marcel Proust’s monumental In Search of Lost Time. Indeed, in the context of those seven volumes, it is unlikely that either Alkan himself or any mention of him would be encountered along either “the way by Swann’s” (Du côté chez Swann) or “the Guermantes Way” (Le Côté de Guermantes). While Alkan was a highly accomplished composer, he also spent the better part of his life as a recluse, perhaps to get away from all of those character types that Proust documented so well…

 

Read the full review by Stephen Smoliar on Examiner.com…