The pianist Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) was a recording artist for more than half a century, from his first record of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 at the age of 21, to his farewell concerts in 2008, recorded in Hanover and Vienna. He has recorded with only three record companies: Vox Records, Decca and Philips. His discography contains many albums and compilations of multiple recordings from different composers featuring him as a pianist.
Otherwise, a recording of a live recital is nothing more than a collection of pieces with no particular place to go and no particular reason for being
Alfred Brendel, piano. Let us therefore never lose sight of the humanity of music, even when it gives itself an official and general air. The unimpeachability of his form is always balanced by the palpability of his sound, the miracle of his sound mixtures, the resoluteness of his energy, the living spirit, the heartbeat, the unsentimental warmth of his feeling. Alfred Brendel, from a program note. MOZART: Fantasia in C Minor, . 75 Adagio in B Minor, . 40 Sonata in C Minor, . 57 Second movement, from Sonata in A Minor, . 10
Alfred Brendel: Austrian pianist, poet and author, known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and especially Beethoven. Bagatelle for Piano in A Minor "Für Elise", WoO 59, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile, Variations on "Rule Britannia" in D Major, WoO 79 и другие песни. Вся дискография, Радио, Концерты, рекомендации и похожие исполнители.
Alfred Brendel studied piano, composition and conducting in Zagreb and Graz and completed his piano studies with Edwin Fischer, Paul Baumgartner and Edward Steuermann. Between 1958 and 1964 he was the first pianist to record Beethoven's complete piano works. With an extensive and award-winning discography, Alfred Brendel now records exclusively for Philips Classics. In 1996 Philips released a 25-CD box set entitled "The Art of Alfred Brendel", featuring a selection of recordings from throughout his career. In 1992 he received the Hans von Bülow Medal from the Berlin Philharmonic and was granted Honorary Membership of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in December 1998.
By the 1990s, Alfred Brendel was regarded as the foremost living classical pianist in the world. A name chiefly familiar to fans of classical music only, Brendel is far removed from the stereotype of the eccentric, flamboyant concert pianist in the vein of Arthur Rubinstein or David Helfgott. Furthermore, his performance repertoire is lacking in the more popular classics that are regarded as crowd-pleasers, and onstage Brendel is quite restrained in demeanor. Brendel’s talents were not limited to music, however: at the time of his first recital, he was also enjoying a solo show of his watercolors in a Graz gallery just a few blocks away. His career as a pianist, however, began in. For the Record.
Franz Liszt; Alfred Brendel. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Totentanz; Mephisto Waltz. Franz Liszt & Alfred Brendel. Piano Sonatas Nos. 21, 26, 17 (1970s recordings). Beethoven; Alfred Brendel. Ludwig van Beethoven & Alfred Brendel. Brendel spielt Bach: Italienisches Konzert, Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge. Johann Sebastian Bach; Alfred Brendel. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Alfred Brendel, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner. 15, 21. Mozart; Academy of St., Sir Neville Marriner, Alfred Brendel. Sonata in B minor, Trauergondel I & II, Légendes. Franz Liszt; Alfred Brendel. 3 Piano Sonatas, Klaviersonaten Hob. XVI: 32, 34, & 42, Fantasia Adagio. Joseph Haydn; Alfred Brendel.
|1||Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle No. 8), BWV 659 (BC K82)||Alfred Brendel||5:19|
|Keyboard Sonata in G minor, H. 16/44|
|Keyboard Sonata in C minor, H. 16/20|
|5||Andante con moto||Alfred Brendel||9:57|
|6||Finale. Allegro||Alfred Brendel||6:46|
|Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110|
|7||Moderato cantabile molto espressivo||Alfred Brendel||6:34|
|8||Allegro molto||Alfred Brendel||2:10|
|9||Adagio ma non troppo / Fuga, Allegro ma non troppo||Alfred Brendel||9:51|
CreditsAlecio de Andrade - Photography
Alfred Beaujean - Liner Notes
Alfred Brendel - Piano, Primary Artist
George Cramer - Art Direction
Eve Edwards - Art Producer
Martha de Francisco - Balance Engineer, Producer, Tape Editor
Eugene Hartzell - Translation
Willem van Leeuwen - Engineer
Kees de Visser - Engineer, Tape Editor