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Alfred Brendel - A Birthday Tribute


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001522702  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz SchubertLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisHans Zender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBaden-Baden Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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On January 5, 2011 Alfred Brendel celebrates his 80th birthday. Since 1969 Brendel has recorded exclusively for Philips and now Decca and has been celebrated for complete cycles of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and many other composers. This unique, 2-CD set presents never before released live recordings that have been hand-picked and personally approved by Brendel. On January 5, 2011 Alfred Brendel celebrates his 80th birthday. Since 1969 Brendel has recorded exclusively for Philips and now Decca and has been celebrated for complete cycles of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and many other composers. This unique, 2-CD set presents never before released live recordings that have been hand-picked and personally approved by Brendel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Zender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baden-Baden Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2/15/2002 
3.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 1 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/7/2007 
4.
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: 8/7/2007 

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