Music, Sense and Nonsense by Alfred Brendel

Music, Sense and Nonsense Collected Essays and Lectures Hardcover Jul 27 2015

By Alfred Brendel
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Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world's most remarkable writers on music - possessed of the rare ability to bring the clarity and originality of expression that characterised his performances to the printed page.The definitive collection of his award-winning writings and essays, Music, Sense and Nonsense combines all of his work originally published in his two classic books, Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Music Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits and reflections on life and art.As well as providing stimulating reading, this new edition provides a unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Whether discussing Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Schoenberg, Brendel's reflections are illuminating and challenging, a treasure for the specialist and music lover alike.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Biteback Publishing
Publication date
Jul 27 2015
Language
English
Pages
464
ISBN-13
9781849549059
ISBN-10
1849549052
Weight
680g
Dimensions
153.0mm x 234.0mm

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