Brendel Plays Mozart

Pianist Alfred Brendel has retired from the concert stage after being a performer for 60 years. I am reading his book now titled “Music, Sense and Nonsense”.

Mr. Brendel is a fine interpreter of the music of many composers. My favorites are his playing of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Earlier today, I came across a recording of Mozart Piano concerto, as performed by Alfred Brendel. Here are the details:



Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Performed with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner conducting.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s contribution to music history speaks for itself. More specifically, one of his greatest achievements in composition is the piano concerto. While improvising and experimenting from the keyboard, he masterly combined instrumental and operatic styles. This interaction between instrumental and operatic elements can particularly be heard in the last movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, which on this album is coupled with his Piano Concerto No. 12.

Here is a recording of the wonderful piano concerto number 17 by Mozart, performed by Alfred Brendel:

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