Saturday, November 28, 2009

Alkan and The Magic Slate

The music of Charles-Valentin Alkan ,and of course,  the legend of his Death by Talmud, were important in working out themes I used in The Magic Slate.

I couldn't find the Lentement from the early Trio in G Minor (the three musicans in Persian Lamb, 3 muses... about to play their version of the Trio that ends the novel.
Here are some Alkan links... can't say why or how--but they were as influential as any literary works.



This, last shows its structural dependence on the classical strutures Alkan used to spin off from

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