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Alfred Brendel


Who is Alfred Brendel?

Alfred Brendel KBE is an Austrian pianist, poet and author. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time.

  • also known as Brendel, Alfred
  • born on (85 years ago) in Loučná nad Desnou
  • nationality: Austria
  • profession: Pianist, music critic, music pedagogue
  • genre: Classical music
  • albums: "Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 14: Alfred Brendel III", "The Alfred Brendel Collection", "Alfred Brendel – Unpublished Live and Radio Performances 1968–2001", "Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel III", "Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 12: Alfred Brendel I", "Piano Sonatas D784, 840, 894, 959, 960", "Alfred Brendel Live in Salzburg", "The Farewell Concerts", "Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 13: Alfred Brendel II", "The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings", "Brendel spielt Liszt", "Alfred Brendel Plays Liszt", "Liszt Brahms Strawinsky a.m.o.", "The Five Piano Concerti / Choral Fantasy", "Die 5 Klavierkonzerte (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Bernard Haitink, piano: Alfred Brendel)", "Brendel Plays Mozart in Vienna", "Impromptus, op. 90 & op. 142", "‘Emperor’ Concerto / ‘Appassionata’ Sonata", "Winterreise (feat. baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel)", "Winterreise", "Mozart / Beethoven: Quintets for Piano & Winds", "The Great Piano Concertos, Volume 1", "Brahms: Ballades, Op. 10 / Weber: Sonata in A-flat, Op. 39", "Complete Piano Sonatas" (disc 6), "Complete Piano Concertos", "Piano Works", "Schubert, Volume 3: Piano Sonata D. 958 / Moments Musicaux D. 780", "Emperor" Concerto / "Choral" Fantasy", "Piano Sonatas Nos. 12-14, 19", "Winterreise (feat. baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, piano: Alfred Brendel)", "Piano Sonatas in A & in A minor", "Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3", "A Selection From the Art of Alfred Brendel", "Lieder & Concert Arias", "The Great Piano Concertos, Volume II", "Piano Concerto no. 2", "Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op. 10 Nos. 1, 2 & 3", "Piano Sonatas Nos. 8-11", "Piano Concertos nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor"", "Für Elise / Eroica Variationen", "Alfred Brendel plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas" (disc 2), "Piano Sonatas Nos. 23 "Appassionata", 24, 25, 27", "The Late Piano Sonatas (feat. Alfred Brendel)", "Piano Sonatas Nos. 21, 22, 28 / Andante favori", "Emperor" Concerto / Piano Sonata op. 110", "Alfred Brendel plays Beethoven", "The Complete Piano Sonatas", "Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 5 "Emperor""
  • written works: "Le Voile de l'ordre", "Musical thoughts & afterthoughts", "Music sounded out", "Störendes Lachen während des Jaworts", "Alfred Brendel on music", "Me of All People", "Reflexions faites", "Nachdenken über Musik", "Musique côté cour, côté jardin", "The veil of order", "One finger too many", "Ausgerechnet Ich", "Ein Finger zuviel. 142 Gedichte", "Cursing bagels"
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Google previewA Concise Introduction to Logic (2011)

by Patrick J. Hurley

Alfred Brendel is a pianist. Therefore ...

Google previewThe Book of Isaiah (2013)

Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy

Alfred Brendel is a concert pianist and writer. Joseph Brodsky (1940–96) was a poet, critic and translator, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. Ian Buruma is a writer and lecturer and has been Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

Alfred Brendel, with not a finger too many Bridge RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS Beethoven, piano concertos (complete): Rattle and Vienna. 88 THE NPR LISTENER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLASSICAL MUSIC Bream.

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

operas of Verdi, Richard Wagner, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and symphonies of Johannes Brahms, Mahler, Robert Schumann; the late symphonies of Mozart; and Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos with pianist Alfred Brendel.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Essay (2012)

by Tracy Chevalier

Film director and producer: subjects included Ingeborg Bachmann, Heinrich Boll, Hanns Eisler, Hans Werner Henze, Alfred Brendel. Has one daughter. Selected Writings Essays and Related Prose Der Wille zur Ohnmacht, 1992 Deutschland ...

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You need three or five hands to play Ligeti. (Alfred Brendel)
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