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For the first time, Decca releases Alfred Brendel's live recordings from Austrian Radio broadcasts (ORF) of the Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor and Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Recorded during Brendel's 70th Birthday residency in 2001, the Schumann Piano Concerto features the Vienna Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle. As Brendel has never recorded Brahms' Handel Variations in the studio, this album is the first commercially available Brendel recording of the piece.
Alfred Brendel will come to Prague for 3day 'art of playing Mozart ' festival / Radio Praha
The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel will come to Prague this weekend to take part in a three-day festival organised in his honour. The Czech-born musician, considered to be one of the world's greatest living pianists, will present his books, give a master class and lecture on the art of playing Mozart. The event gets underway at Prague's Rudolfinum concert hall on Sunday. Last year, and for the firs...
Brendel brilliance on 2 cracking new Decca releases / Daily Telegraph
TWO cracking releases by Decca of live performances by the British-Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel show the remarkable artistry of the man and why he was able to fill concert halls right up to his retirement from performance at the age of 77 in 2008. Alfred Brendel Live in Vienna, marks the first release of live recordings of Schumann's Piano concerto Op 54 and Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme...
Alfred Brendel - Live In Vienna is WFMT: Featured New Release
Decca has released Alfred Brendel's live recordings from Austrian Radio broadcasts of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Recorded during Brendel's 70th birthday residency in 2001, the Schumann concerto features the Vienna Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle. As Brendel never recorded the Handel Variations in the studio, this album is his first com...
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