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Alfred Brendel - The Complete Vox, Turnabout & Vanguard Solo Recordings

Alfred Brendel
Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93761  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph HaydnLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred BrendelWalter Klien
Conductor:  Antonio JanigroPaul AngererWillfried BoettcherHeinz Wallberg,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di ZagrebVienna Volksoper OrchestraVienna Pro Musica Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 35 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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As Alfred Brendel brought to a close his public performing career in 2008, Brilliant Classics compiled a 35-CD set devoted to the pianist's complete solo and concerted discs for the Vox, Turnabout, and Vanguard labels, recorded prior to the long affiliation with Philips that helped cement his international career. Although Brendel generally does not look kindly upon his distant discographical past (he apparently "disowns" his world-premiere Prokofiev Fifth Concerto that closes disc 35), he certainly has little for which to apologize here, musically and
Read more pianistically speaking. Indeed, in certain cases I've long preferred Brendel's earlier, budget-priced versions to his later and costlier counterparts.

At least four Mozart concerto readings substantiate my claim, specifically the beautifully engineered and subtly inflected K. 271, K. 449, K. 482, and K. 503 works. The calmer, more rippling Schubert Impromptus score over both of Brendel's relatively self-conscious Philips remakes. Likewise, the picky, italicized nature of his Philips Schubert D. 958 sonata traversals appeal to me far less than his fiery, vividly characterized, utterly gripping Vanguard version. He played Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition more fluidly and flexibly as an ambitious twenty-something for Vox than did his older, more celebrated, and textually truer self for Philips.

Much as I respect and appreciate the mindful virtuosity of Brendel's 1980s Liszt recordings, his less-favorably engineered yet more unfettered youthful counterpart proved no slouch in the B minor and Dante sonatas, to say nothing of the various opera paraphrases' surface bravura and scintillation. While his Vanguard Liszt Rhapsodies and Chopin recital don't represent the last word in Romantic rhetoric (notwithstanding the nifty improvised flourish toward the Second Rhapsody's end), the interpretations remain fresh and unhackneyed.

Both Brendel and conductor Michael Gielen certainly knew what they were doing in their first recording of the Schoenberg concerto, although they ultimately achieved reference status decades later for Philips. And as for Stravinsky and Balakirev, in a "blind" listening test unsuspecting keyboard mavens likely will never guess who's playing so authoritatively and brilliantly in the horrendously difficult climactic pages from Petrouchka's last movement or in Islamey's mounds of double notes.

Brendel's pioneering complete Beethoven piano music cycle (including the concertos) takes up nearly half of the set's contents. It embodies the "consistent inconsistency" that can leave an academic, fussy, tonally unalluring aftertaste (the 32 C minor Variations, the D major Op. 28 sonata), yet at other times hits the proverbial nail on the head (the brilliantly turned out Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 54, and Appassionata sonatas), even in the same piece (the Pathétique sonata's draggy first-movement introduction versus the supple, insightfully inflected Rondo).

No doubt the variable sonics partly contribute to my observations. For example, Op. 22's dry and boxy sound, which wouldn't have passed muster in the early mono days, contrasts sharply to Op. 90's intimately detailed, rounded reproduction. Once you get past the raw orchestral execution in the concertos, you'll discover frequently more impetuous and daring conceptions of the solo parts than Brendel would deliver in his more polished Philips versions: sample the vehement, not too subtle yet exciting Emperor Concerto, and an unusually rhapsodic yet attention-grabbing Fourth. Brendel's own words help frame Ates Orga's balanced and perceptive commentaries on the recordings. Although we no longer have the opportunity to hear Brendel perform live, we still can buy this enticingly-priced package for less money than a premium ticket to one of the pianist's "farewell" recitals.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Antonio Janigro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di Zagreb
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Antonio Janigro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di Zagreb
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
10.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
12.
Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K 396 (385f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
13.
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
14.
Variations (9) for Piano in D major on a Minuet by Duport, K 573 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Potsdam, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
15.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Klien (Piano), Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano), Walter Klien (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
17.
Fugue for 2 Pianos in C minor, K 426 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano), Walter Klien (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
18.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Woodwind Quintet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
21.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
24.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stuttgart Lehrergesangverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
26.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
30.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
31.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
32.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
33.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
34.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in G major, Op. 31 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
36.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
37.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
38.
Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
39.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
40.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
41.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
42.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
43.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
44.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
45.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
46.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
47.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in D major, Op. 28 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
48.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
49.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
50.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
51.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
52.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
53.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
54.
Sonata for Piano no 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962-1964 
55.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
56.
Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
57.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Woodwind Quintet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
58.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1794; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1967 
59.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Written: 1802 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
60.
Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
61.
Variations (5) for Piano on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
62.
Variations (7) for Piano in C major on "God Save the King", WoO 78 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
63.
Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
64.
Variations (6) for Piano in F major on an Original Theme, Op. 34 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Written: 1802 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
65.
Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
66.
Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
67.
Variations (7) for Piano in F major on a theme by Winter, WoO 75 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
68.
Variations (24) for Piano on Righini's "Venni amore", WoO 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790-1791; Bonn, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
69.
Variations (6) for Piano on a duet from "La Molinara", WoO 70 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
70.
Variations (8) for Piano in F major on a theme by Süssmayr, WoO 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
71.
Variations (13) for Piano in A major on a theme of von Dittersdorf, WoO 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; Bonn, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
72.
Variations (10) for Piano on Salieri's "La stressa le stessissima", WoO 73 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
73.
Variations (6) for Harp/Piano in F major on a Swiss Song, WoO 64 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1793; Bonn, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
74.
Variations (9) for Piano on an aria from "La molinara", WoO 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
75.
Variations (6) for Piano in G major on an Original Theme, WoO 77 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
76.
Variations (8) for Piano in C major on a theme by Grétry, WoO 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
77.
Rondo for Piano in G major, Op. 51 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
78.
Allegretto for Piano in C minor, WoO 53 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
79.
Ecossaises (6) for Piano, WoO 83 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
80.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
81.
Polonaise for Piano in C major, Op. 89 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1963 
82.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
83.
Bagatelles (11) for Piano, Op. 119 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
84.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
85.
Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage Over a Lost Penny" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
86.
Rondo for Piano in C major, Op. 51 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
87.
Bagatelles (7) for Piano, Op. 33 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
88.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
89.
Bagatelle for Piano in B flat major, WoO 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-1964 
90.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
91.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 840 "Reliquie" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
92.
German Dances (16) and Ecossaises (2) for Piano, D 783/Op. 33 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
93.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
94.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
95.
Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
96.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1962 
97.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-1962 
98.
Wanderer Fantasy (Schubert) for Piano and Orchestra, S 366 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-1962 
99.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
100.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
101.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
102.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
103.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
104.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
105.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
106.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
107.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
108.
Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
109.
Malédiction, S 121 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
110.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
111.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
112.
Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
113.
Csárdás macabre for Piano, S 224 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
114.
La lugubre gondola for Piano, S 200 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
115.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
116.
Réminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), S 397 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1836; Geneva, Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
117.
Paraphrase on the "Miserere" from Verdi's "Trovatore", S 433 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
118.
Réminiscences de Norma (Bellini), S 394 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
119.
Weber's "Oberon" Overture, S 574 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
120.
Bénédiction et Serment from Berlioz's "Cellini", S 396 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
121.
Overture to Wagner's "Tannhäuser", S 442 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
122.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
123.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 4, Sonetto 47 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
124.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
125.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
126.
Venezia e Napoli, S 162: no 3, Tarantella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
127.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 1, Invocations by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
128.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
129.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 4, Pensée by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
130.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
131.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 10, Cantique d'amour by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955-1959 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
132.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 15 in a "Rákóczy March" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1886 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
133.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 3 in B flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
134.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
135.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 13 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
136.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 8 in F sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
137.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 17 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
138.
Csárdás (2) for Piano, S 225: no 2, Csárdás obstiné by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
139.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Notes: This is a mono recording.  
140.
Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Notes: This is a mono recording. 
141.
Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1902; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Notes: This is a mono recording. 
142.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Notes: This is a mono recording. 
143.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in G major, Op. 55 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Sternberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Notes: This is a mono recording. 

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