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Alfred Brendel - The Legendary Mozart & Beethoven Recordings

Mozart / Brendel / Solisti Di Zagreb
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94430   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph HaydnLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred BrendelWalter Klien
Conductor:  Antonio JanigroPaul AngererWillfried BoettcherHeinz Wallberg,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di ZagrebVienna Volksoper OrchestraVienna Pro Musica Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 23 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Until his retirement in 2009, Alfred Brendel was renowned the world over for his mastery of the Classical repertoire that pushed forwards the boundaries of the piano at the turn of the 18th century. Here are his early recordings of these subtle and dramatic concertos and sonatas, all stereo and all as fresh and dynamic in impact as when they were recorded over 50 years ago.

Alfred Brendel's early recordings for Vanguard may long have been scorned by the pianist himself as he sought ever to refine in particular his mastery of the Classical repertoire, but they have stood the test of time. Brendel's way with Beethoven back then was perhaps more eruptive, his Mozart less suave, and in the concertos he was accompanied by
Read more stalwarts of the music scene in postwar Vienna.

This set includes Beethoven's complete sonatas and concertos as well as the Choral Fantasy, various bagatelles and many of the more obscure variation sets as well as a splendid early traversal of the Diabelli variations. Eight Mozart concerto recordings include his favourite 'Jeunehomme' K271, which he returned to many times during the course of his career, including his very last concert and recording; smaller Mozart works in size rather than expressive content include the masterly quintet for piano and winds, the C minor Fantasy and endlessly consoling A minor Rondo.

Other information:
- The greatest and most popular works of Mozart and Beethoven, performed by Alfred Brendel, one of the best pianists of all time. - Besides these two great composers, Brendel also plays Haydn's Piano Concerto in D on this release.
- "One sees in this pianist the extra-musical appeal of an outsider, a self-made man and an anti-star who has achieved a star status of his own." (Bernard Holland, New York Times)
- "Brendel's way with the E flat Concerto, K449, while self-effacing at one level, is a marvel of discretion and natural joy in performance... there is an uncompromising clarity and directness and a refusal to succumb to the sort of immature posturing or pseudo-profundity beloved of other pianists over-anxious to display their credentials in Beethoven." (Gramophone, April 2009)
- Includes extensive profile of the pianist by Ates Orga. Read less

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 
Length: 33 Minutes 17 Secs. 
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 
Length: 21 Minutes 5 Secs. 
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 
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 
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 
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: 1959-67 
Length: 30 Minutes 3 Secs. 
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: 1959-67 
Length: 30 Minutes 34 Secs. 
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: 1961-67 
Length: 33 Minutes 43 Secs. 
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: 1961-67 
Length: 31 Minutes 20 Secs. 
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 Pro Musica Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961-67 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
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 
12.
Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K 396 (385f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; 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 
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 
15.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano), Walter Klien (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-67 
Length: 24 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Klien (Piano), Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-67 
Length: 21 Minutes 39 Secs. 
17.
Fugue for 2 Pianos in C minor, K 426 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Klien (Piano), Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-67 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
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: 1959-67 
Length: 23 Minutes 19 Secs. 
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 
Length: 38 Minutes 22 Secs. 
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 
Length: 30 Minutes 45 Secs. 
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 
Length: 34 Minutes 33 Secs. 
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 
Length: 33 Minutes 43 Secs. 
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 
Length: 39 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Teacher's Choral Society,  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
25.
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 
26.
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 
27.
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 
28.
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 
29.
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 
30.
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 
31.
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 
32.
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 
33.
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 
34.
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 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
36.
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 
37.
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 
38.
Variations (6) for Piano in F major on an Original Theme, Op. 34 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Written: 1802 
39.
Variations (5) for Piano on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Written: 1802 
41.
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 
42.
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 
43.
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 
44.
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 
45.
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 
46.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
48.
Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
49.
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 
50.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
51.
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 
52.
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 
53.
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 
54.
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 
55.
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 
56.
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 
57.
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 
58.
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 
59.
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 
60.
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 
61.
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 

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