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Musical thoughts & afterthoughts

Author: Alfred Brendel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1976.
Series: Princeton essays on the arts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alfred Brendel reflects on Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Busoni, composers whose works figured prominently into his own repertoire as a pianist.
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Genre/Form: Entretiens
Named Person: Alfred Brendel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Brendel
OCLC Number: 3056758
Description: 168 pages, [4] pages of plates : facsimiles, music, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Beethoven --
Notes on a complete recording of Beethoven's piano works --
Werktreue: an afterthought --
Form and psychology in Beethoven's piano sonatas --
Schubert --
Schubert's piano sonatas, 1822-1828 --
Liszt --
Liszt misunderstood --
Liszt and the piano circus: an afterthought --
Liszt's Hungarian rhapsodies --
Liszt's piano-playing --
Turning the piano into an orchestra (Liszt's transcriptions and paraphrases) --
Fidelity to Liszt's letter? --
Busoni --
A peculiar serenity --
Arlecchino and Doktor Faust --
Afterthoughts on Busoni --
Edwin Fischer --
Remembering my teacher --
Afterthoughts on Edwin Fischer --
Coping with pianos --
Jeremy Siepmann: talking to Brendel --
Appendix: the process of foreshortening in the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata Op. 2, No. 1.
Series Title: Princeton essays on the arts.
Responsibility: Alfred Brendel.

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Alfred Brendel reflects on Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Busoni, composers whose works figured prominently into his own repertoire as a pianist.

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