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Alfred Brendel on Music: Collected Essays (ML60 .B835 2001) (edition 2000)

by Alfred Brendel (Author)

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In this definitive collection of a renowned pianist's writings--some of them never before published in English--Alfred Brendel brings the clarity and originality of expression that characterize his performances to the printed page. Whether discussing Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Schoenberg, or other pianists, his reflections will prove invaluable to serious piano players and listeners alike.… (more)
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Title:Alfred Brendel on Music: Collected Essays (ML60 .B835 2001)
Authors:Alfred Brendel (Author)
Info:Chicago Review Press (2000), Edition: First Thus, 432 pages
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Unmistakably, Mozart takes singing as his starting-point, and from this issues the uninterrupted melodiousness which shimmers through his compositions like the lovely forms of a woman through the folds of a thin dress. -Ferruccio Busoni
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Why should a musician with an active and absorbing career bother to write about matters of his trade?
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In this definitive collection of a renowned pianist's writings--some of them never before published in English--Alfred Brendel brings the clarity and originality of expression that characterize his performances to the printed page. Whether discussing Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Schoenberg, or other pianists, his reflections will prove invaluable to serious piano players and listeners alike.

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