Monday, October 18, 2010

Best of Brendel: the pianist on YouTube

"Since the 1950s, Alfred Brendel has been one of the most prolific recording and concert artists in the world. He has just been honoured with Gramophone's 2010 lifetime achievement award. These YouTube clips, chosen from some of the composers he is most closely associated with – and whom he discusses in his interview with me today – give a sense of the brilliance and clarity of his playing. He is also a published poet (One Finger Too Many and Cursing Bagels) and a prolific speaker and writer on music (Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and On Music, Collected Essays)."

For the full story, please see The Guardian.

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