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Alfred Brendel

Returning to Orchestra Hall for the fourth year in a row as part of his ongoing survey of the Beethoven piano sonatas, Alfred Brendel this time tackles the most difficult and emotionally rewarding of the cycle, the last three sonatas. Never mind that just about every worthy pianist is embarking on the same project–though in […]

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Alfred Brendel

At age 62 Alfred Brendel is arguably the most respected and beloved pianist in the generation of performers whose careers took off in the 60s. He gained this distinction, however, partly by default. There were more brilliant technicians and more soulful interpreters than he at the starting gate, but some of them, like Leonard Shure, […]