Alfred Brendel:
My Musical Life

The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel is coming to Prague to present documentary Man and Mask, give a lecture about his musical life, on the art ofBeethoven's and Schubert's late works interpretation, and lead a chamber music masterclasses with most talented young musicians. Czech Philharmonic is the partner of the entire event.

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.

Programme

Fabruary 2020

Man and Mask – a documentary about Alfred Brendel

When: 8 February 2020 / 5.00 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

Mark Kidel: Alfred Brendel: Man and Mask / Germany, Great Britain / 2000 / music: Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / in English with Czech subtitles / 70 min.

  Note: The purchased ticket also applies to the following lecture My Music Life.

My Musical Life – lecture by Alfred Brendel

When: 8 February 2020 / 7.00 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

The lecture is held in English.

Beethoven’s Last Sonatas and His Late Style – lecture by Alfred Brendel

When: 9 February 2020 / 3.00 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

The lecture is held in English.

April 2020

Schubert’s Last Sonatas – lecture by Alfred Brendel

When: 24 April 2020 / 6.00 pm 
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

The lecture is held in English.

Alfred Brendel: Master Class

When: 26 April 2020 / 3.00 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

Concert of the ensembles from Master Class

When: 27 April 2020 / 6.00 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

  Note: The purchased ticket also applies to the following lecture Pianist’s Alphabet.

The Pianist’s A-Z – lecture by Alfred Brendel

When: 27 April 2020 / 7.30 pm
Where: Suk Hall / Rudolfinum

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