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Alfred Brendel in Portrait
Alfred Brendel (Piano);
Alfred Brendel, an artist described as the greatest living pianist, gives a once in a lifetime access into his private world. This double DVD set includes:
RECITAL: Featuring Haydn - Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI/49, Mozart - Piano Sonata in C minor, K45 and Schubert - Impromptu No. 3 in G flat, D 899.
DOCUMENTARY: In an illuminating documentary that chronicles his childhood and early influences, Alfred Brendel reveals his stature as an international performer, displays his admiration for the work of other artists and gives rare insights into his ideas and philosophy.
"A wonderfully warm and detailed picture of the great pianist...a superlative production throughout...Brendel in Portrait is an exemplary DVD." (Billboard)
"Mr Brendels playing is that of a connoisseur; at every turn, you feel his obsessive interest in how the beautiful thing has been put together, in what makes it tick." (New York Observer)
"An exceptional DVD." (Répertoire)
"... masterly performances ..." (Gramophone)
"The content is top drawer...the presentation is excellent too..." (What DVD)
Alfred Brendel reads his own witty and self-revelatory poetry. An inspiring conversation at the piano, in which Sir Simon Rattle and Alfred Brendel discuss the fine detail of Beethovens Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3.