Brendel’s Beethoven

Brendel plays Beethoven


  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg

  • Variations (5) on ‘Rule Britannia’, WoO 79
  • Variations (7) on ‘God save the King’, WoO 78
  • Eroica Variations, Op. 35
  • Variations (7) on the Quartet ‘Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen’, WoO 75

Performed by Alfred Brendel (piano)

On this CD, the Beethoven third piano concerto is coupled with four of his most popular sets of piano variations, including the Eroica, God Save the King and Rule Britannia. Accompaniment is given by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Heinz Wallberg.

Here’s a comment from Gramophone Magazine

“Brendel plays with a mixture of heart and head that is most satisfying, to which he adds countless touches of pianism that delight… Brendel does nothing to startle; what he does do is far more important, he constantly throws light on the music by an interpretation that is clearly born of much thought …. and a deep understanding.”

Here is an absolutely wonderful program of  Alfred Brendel, with Claudio Abbado conducting – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3

Tags: Alfred Brendel, Beethoven, variations, concerto 3

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