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Schubert: Moments Musicaux; Piano Sonata In B…

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 25; Rondo N…

Beethoven: The Piano Works

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas "Pathétique", "Moon…

Beethoven: Piano Variations II
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Biography:
Genres: Classical/Opera

Alfred Brendel was born in Czechoslovakia on January 5, 1931 and is an Austrian pianist, poet and author; he is also a resident of the United Kingdom. Brendel studied piano and composition in Zagreb and Graz, completing his piano studies with Edwin Fischer, Paul Baumgartner and Eduard Steuermann. For 60 years he has enjoyed a distinguished international career concentrating on the works of central European composers from Bach to Schoenberg as well as featuring many works by Liszt. He was the first pianist to record Beethoven’s complete piano works, and was highly influential in getting Schubert’s Piano Sonatas and the Schoenberg Piano Concerto recognized as integral parts of the piano re... Continue Bio >>

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