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Me of All People: Alfred Brendel in Conversation with Martin Meyer

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"I was not a child prodigy; indeed, I had none of the requisite qualities for making a successful career."

This "shortcoming" has not prevented Alfred Brendel from becoming one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. His solo recitals and appearances with the leading orchestras of the world make him a regular guest in London, Paris, New York, Vienna, Berlin, Muni

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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published October 18th 2002 by Cornell University Press (first published January 1st 2001)
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Lobstergirl
Apr 10, 2012 Lobstergirl rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in piano repertoire
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A fascinating series of conversations with Alfred Brendel, the Austrian pianist who is probably best known for his recordings of Beethoven and Schubert. Brendel was not a child prodigy, he tells us, is not a great sight-reader, and was largely self-taught. It's always interesting to hear what the great pianists think are the great compositions, and the lesser compositions, the best and worst ways of playing, learning, and interpreting, and of course what they think of other pianists. Brendel ...more
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Feb 21, 2010 Joshua rated it it was amazing
Another volume of words from the master, Alfred Brendel. One of the greatest minds in classical music of the 20th Century, a brilliant performer and a very interesting artist and thinker. This is a serious of interviews, translated from German. He offers extensive thoughts on performance practice, composers and life. One of the best books-as-a-gift that I ever received!
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