The legendary pianist’s early Mozart concerto recordings, now available at a super-value price
“Brendel’s 1968 performance of No. 9 is quite outstanding, elegant and beautifully precise…. [The] orchestra is just right… the performance of No. 14 is also first rate… a memorably vivacious finale. Outstanding re-issue with natural sound… clean remastering.”
“This concerto (K271), described by Brendel as one of the wonders of the world and a vision of everything the classical piano could become, was also a favourite of Busoni. In a recent interview Brendel admitted that he struggled with Mozart in early years but found the key to its interpretation during the Fischer master classes he attended as an 18 year old (playing the K310 Sonata).”
This release contains Alfred Brendel’s first recordings of his favorite Mozart piano concerto, which was also the work performed at his final concert in December of 2008.