ALKAN, NAPOLÉON ALEXANDRE (Morhange):
French pianist and composer; born in Paris, 1826. He was a brother of
Alkan has not achieved great distinction as a composer; nevertheless in 1890 he obtained the second prize for composition awarded by the French Institute. His most notable work is an "Étude Fuguée sur 'Le Prophète.'"
- Vapereau, Dict. des Contemporains, s.v.;
- Larousse, Grand Dict. Universel, s.v. Paris, 1900;
- Grove, Dict. of Music and Musicians, s.v. London, 1890;
- H. Riemann, Musik-Lexikon, p. 23, Leipsic, 1900.