Alfred Brendel

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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations CD review – Filippo Gorini's fearless, breathtaking debut disc
Filippo Gorini

Kate Molleson

17, Aug, 2017 @2:30 PM

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John Law's New Congregation review – gifted jazz maverick is full of surprises
The British pianist’s impeccably reshaped group is more contemporary-music recital than jazz burnup

John Fordham

25, Feb, 2016 @3:30 PM

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Alfred Brendel on a life in music: ‘Impatience was not a vice’
The great pianist at 85, looking back on ‘playing, writing, living, loving’ and wondering how he managed to fit so much in

Alfred Brendel

29, Jan, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Music, Sense and Nonsense by Alfred Brendel review – a great pianist’s thoughts on his art
From memories of recording in ice-cold mansions to a moving essay on his fading hearing, this is an eloquent volume from a formidable intellect

Alan Rusbridger

24, Sep, 2015 @6:30 AM

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The best of Alfred Brendel on YouTube

Tom Service: A selection of moments of brilliance from pianist Alfred Brendel

Tom Service

02, Jun, 2011 @8:30 PM

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Books to look out for in the next six months

From 'oikophilia' to Snowball Earth, by way of poetry and a kaleidoscope of fiction

08, Jan, 2011 @12:05 AM

Best of Brendel: the pianist on YouTube

Watch samples of Alfred Brendel's best work, chosen from the composers with whom he's most closely associated

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2010 @11:15 PM

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Alfred Brendel: 'I am a pessimist who enjoys being pleasantly surprised' | Interview
Fast approaching 80, the great concert pianist talks to Fiona Maddocks about his 60-year career, life after retirement – and the joy of C minor

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2010 @11:05 PM

Alfred Brendel: The Farewell Concerts | CD review
Alfred Brendel's last live recordings show him to be one of the supreme pianists of our time, writes Nicholas Kenyon

Nicholas Kenyon

15, Nov, 2009 @12:07 AM

Classical review: Williams/Brendel/Fellner | Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
Classical review
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Harrison Birtwistle's birthday tribute to Alfred Brendel leaves all else in the shade, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

06, Jul, 2009 @8:30 PM

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Is this the most powerful man in classical music?

Jasper Rees meets Ulrich Gerhartz, the German master who keeps the giants of piano playing in tune

Jasper Rees

23, Feb, 2009 @12:01 AM

Classical review: Ed Vulliamy on the last concert of Alfred Brendel

The great pianist gave his last ever concert last week. Ed Vulliamy was there

Ed Vulliamy

21, Dec, 2008 @12:01 AM

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