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Alfred Brendel

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Alfred Brendel

Austrian pianist, poet, artist, and author add

Category: Music (650)

Born in 1931.

Countries: United States (18%), Germany (15%), Austria (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kit Armstrong, Grant Johannesen, Henryk Szeryng

Linked to: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Goethe-Institut, Philips Classics Records, Vienna Philharmonic

 

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Alfred Brendel was born in 1931 add something


1949

However, he gave up composing shortly after this to concentrate on the piano. In 1949 he won 4th prize in the Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy and moved to Vienna the following year add something


1951

At the age of 20, in 1951, he made his first record, Franz Liszt's "Weihnachtsbaum" add something


1960

His first marriage, from 1960 to 1972, was to Iris Heymann-Gonzala, and they had a daughter, Doris add something

 

Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn - The orchestra was founded in 1960 by Jörg Faerber and has performed with artists such as Martha Argerich, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf_Buchbinder, Maurice André, James Galway, Hilary Hahn, Gidon Kremer, Sabine Meyer, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Thomas Quasthoff and Tabea Zimmermann


1970

He did not secure a major recording contract until the 1970s, nor did he play much outside Austria add something

 

Since the 1970s, Brendel has recorded for Philips Classics Records add something


1972

Brendel has been Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music since 1972 add something


1975

In 1975, Brendel married Irene Semler, and the couple have three children; a son, Adrian, who is a cellist, and two daughters, Katharina and Sophie add something


2005

Kit Armstrong - Armstrong has studied regularly with Alfred Brendel since 2005


2006

Edmund Battersby - In 2006, the American Record Guide wrote that his recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him "in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel, and Pollini


2007

In April 2007, Brendel was one of the initial signatories of the "Appeal for the Establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations" add something

 

In November 2007, Brendel announced that he would retire from the concert platform after his concert of 18 December 2008 in Vienna, which featured him as soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat; the orchestra was conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras add something


2008

His final concert in New York was at Carnegie Hall on 20 February 2008, with works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert add something


 

In 2009, Brendel was featured in the award-winning German-Austrian documentary "Pianomania", about a Steinway & Sons piano tuner, which was directed by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis add something


2011

Kit Armstrong - In 2011, the film "Set the Piano Stool on Fire" by Mark Kidel was released on DVD, chronicling the relationship between pianist Alfred Brendel and the young composer and pianist Kit Armstrong


2012

Honorary Doctor of Music, University of Cambridge 2012 add something


2013

In November 2013 Brendel was the guest for BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" add something


2016

A 2016 survey of the UK's Classic FM presenters included Brendel in its 25 greatest pianists of all time add something