Could Charles Valentin Alkan play his own compositions?
I'm very curious, since his compositions are extremely difficult, and I've only seen a few pianists who were able to play these compositions.

For example his etude opus 39 no. 12...

I find his etudes very interesting, however, I keep thinking about whether he was able to even play them himself?


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I would say that he was. Liszt admired his technical abilities, which he considered to be on a par with his own. Here's a bio.

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