Notes and Editorial Reviews
In recent decades, Brendel has focused his attention on the Austro-German Classics, the sort of music which Schnabel said was better than could ever be performed. You might say that Liszt's music is only as good as it is performed, and yet as a young man in the late Fifties Brendel made it something of a speciality. What he brings to it, apart from very strong fingers, is a compelling sense of continuity and rhetoric. These are very public, in-your-face performances...
-- Adrian Jack, BBC Music Magazine
reviewing the Brendel performances previously reissued as Vox 5181
Liszt's twelve transcendental studies are a cornerstone of keyboard literature for reasons I discussed at length when
reviewing Louis Kentner's set which is outstanding for poetic perception and pianistic imagination.
-- Gramophone [7/1974]
reviewing the Kentner performance on LP
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