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,
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...'
'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'
'The content is top drawer...the presentation is excellent too...'
'His playing is the ultimate in intuitive organisation steeped in freedom.'
Le Monde de la Musique (Translation