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Schubert: Piano Works / Alfred Brendel [7-CD Set]


Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001511502  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alfred Brendel, one of the world's most famous and revered pianists, recently retired from the concert stage. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, Brendel played a large portion of the piano solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire in the world's great music capitals. On January 5, 2011, the pianist celebrated his 80th birthday.

Decca is proud to reissue, at an exceptional budget price, this Schubert set, reissues of Brendel's digital recordings of the composer's major piano works recorded in 1987-1988. A number of sonatas, impromptus, the ever famous Moments Musicaux and the "Wanderer" Fantasy are all included.
Alfred Brendel, one of the world's most famous and revered pianists, recently retired from the concert stage. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, Brendel played a large portion of the piano solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire in the world's great music capitals. On January 5, 2011, the pianist celebrated his 80th birthday.

Decca is proud to reissue, at an exceptional budget price, this Schubert set, reissues of Brendel's digital recordings of the composer's major piano works recorded in 1987-1988. A number of sonatas, impromptus, the ever famous Moments Musicaux and the "Wanderer" Fantasy are all included.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Hungarian melody for Piano in B minor, D 817 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
9.
German Dances (16) and Ecossaises (2) for Piano, D 783/Op. 33: German Dances (16) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1824; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Allegretto for Piano in C minor, D 915 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 840 "Reliquie" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 1. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 2. Con moto
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 4. Rondo (Allegro moderato)
Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784: 1. Allegro giusto
Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784: 2. Andante
Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784: 3. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959: 2. Andantino
Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959: 4. Rondo (Allegretto)
Hungarian Melody in B minor, D.817
16 German Dances, D.783
Allegretto in C minor, D.915

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