Knowledge Identifier: +Alfred_Brendel
Category: Music (650)
Born in 1931.
Countries: United States (18%), Germany (15%), Austria (9%)
Linked to: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Goethe-Institut, Philips Classics Records, Vienna Philharmonic
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
He did not secure a major recording contract until the 1970s, nor did he play much outside Austria
Kit Armstrong - Armstrong has studied regularly with Alfred Brendel since 2005
His final concert in New York was at Carnegie Hall on 20 February 2008, with works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert
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
In November 2013 Brendel was the guest for BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs"
A 2016 survey of the UK's Classic FM presenters included Brendel in its 25 greatest pianists of all time