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Alfred Brendel: Says Goodybe in Style

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Philips offered Alfred Brendel the opportunity of presenting his work through his own eyes on the occasion of his 75th birthday back in 2006. A total of four double-CDs in a box have now been released, as well as a complimentary DVD. While his interpretations of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven are enough to warrant this a safe buy for any fan of the classical piano repertoire, two discs filled to the brim with Schubert are topping off this collection – Brendel, after all, is regarded as one of the seminal Schubert-performers of the past decades. A full five sonatas can be found here, two of which are furthermore featured on the DVD, allowing for a lively hint at what an Alfred Brendel concert may have looked like.

Picture by Isolde Ohlbaum

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