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Alfred Brendel IN PORTRAIT

Alfred Brendel, an artist described as 'the greatest living pianist', gives once in a lifetime access into his private world.This double DVD set includes:

RECITAL: Featuring Haydn - Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI/49, Mozart - Piano Sonata in C minor, K45,Schubert - Impromptu No. 3 in G flat, D 899

DOCUMENTARY FILM: In an illuminating documentary that chronicles his childhood and early influences, Alfred Brendel reveals his stature as an international performer, displays his admiration for the work of other artists and gives rare insights into his ideas and philosophy.

Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Running time: approx 155 minutes 2 x DVD 10
Sound format: Dolby Digital Surround, LPCM Stereo
Menu language: GB Subtitle languages GB/F/D
Cat. No.: OA 0811 D (PAL/NTSC)


Alfred Brendel reads his own witty and self-revelatory poetry

An inspiring conversation at the piano, in which Sir Simon Rattle and Alfred Brendel discuss the fine detail of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3.


'A wonderfully warm and detailed picture of the great pianist...a superlative production throughout...Brendel in Portrait is an exemplary DVD...'
Billboard (USA)

'Mr Brendel's playing is that of a connoisseur; at every turn, you feel his obsessive interest in how the beautiful thing has been put together, in what makes it tick.'
New York Observer

'An exceptional DVD'
Répertoire (Translation)

'masterly performances...'

'The content is top drawer...the presentation is excellent too...'
What DVD

'His playing is the ultimate in intuitive organisation steeped in freedom.'
Le Monde de la Musique (Translation


Brendel, Alfred

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Classical Documentary

Catalogue No: OA0811D

Barcode: 8717056560021

Distribution Note(s):

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Physical Release: 02/2003

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