Alfred Brendel retired from the concert platform in 2008. Now he returns as a speaker, discussing the ideas and inspiration that, for nearly fifty years, have made him one of the world’s leading pianists. There will be a chance to savour the old Brendel magic when he illustrates his thoughts at the piano.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor Oliver Condy explains why he has recommended tonight’s concert: “Alfred Brendel may have retired from public piano performance, but that hasn’t stopped one of the most entertaining, intelligent and thoughtful musicians from sharing his views on music. Brendel has as much a gift for communicating verbally as he does musically.”
The talk will last approximately 70 minutes with no interval.
Choir Benches not available
- Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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