ALFRED BRENDEL 3 Classic Albums


3 Classic Albums

Ludwig van Beethoven
Robert Schumann
Anton Weber
Franz Schubert
Wiener Philharmoniker · Sir Simon Rattle
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado · Cleveland Quartet
Int. Release 03 Mar. 2014
3 CDs
0289 478 6709 8 3 CDs ADD/DDD DB3

Track Liste

CD 1: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 - "Emperor"; Piano Sonata No.23 - "Appassionata"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor"

Alfred Brendel, Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata"

Alfred Brendel

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:04:44

CD 2: Schumann: Piano Concerto; Weber: Konzertstück In F Minor

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Konzertstück in F minor, Op.79 for Piano and Orchestra

Alfred Brendel, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Gesamtspielzeit: 50:00

CD 3: Schubert: Piano Quintet - "The Trout"

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout"

Alfred Brendel, Members of the Cleveland Quartet, James van Demark

Gesamtspielzeit: 38:16

[Weber / Konzertstück]: The opening pages of Alfred Brendel's 1979 recording with Abbado and the LSO are lovingly sculpted. The piano entry and restatement of the theme are beautifully poised, the skittering runs before the "Allegro passionato" section have exactly the right wistful, improvisatory air, Abbado lets the woodwind sing above the piano's bubbling semiquavers, and Brendel observes every accent and "staccato" marking in a way that few do. Likewise, few conductors in this piece catch their soloist, as Abbado does, with such unerring precision in the "tutti" entries . . . the finale -- uninhibited and exuberant but never superficially flashy -- comes as a surprise, not least the great whoosh he gives to the two "glissandos".