Who is Alfred Brendel
Alfred Brendel is one of the most influential performers of the twentieth century. He has had an extraordinary international career, focusing on interpreting the music of central European composers from Bach to Schoenberg. He was the first pianist to record the complete piano music of Ludwig van Beethoven, and he was largely responsible for Schubert’s piano sonatas and Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto having become a part of the standard piano repertoire. In 2016 the Decca label issued a complete set of all of Brendel’s published recordings, numbering an incredible 114 CDs. Besides music, Alfred Brendel also has a keen interest in literature. In 2015, he published acollection of his complete essays and lectures titled Music, Sense, and Nonsense. He has also published three volumes of poetry in German. Alfred Brendel continues to give lectures, poetry readings, and master classes throughout the world.