Alfred Brendel discography

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The pianist Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) was a recording artist for more than half a century, from his first record of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5 at the age of 21, to his farewell concerts in 2008, recorded in Hanover and Vienna. He has recorded with only three record companies: Vox Records, Decca and Philips. His discography contains many albums and compilations of multiple recordings from different composers featuring him as a pianist.

Overview[edit]

Alfred Brendel made his first recording at the age of 21 and has since recorded a wide range of piano repertoire. He was the first pianist ever to record the complete solo piano works of Beethoven. He has also recorded works by Mozart, Liszt, Brahms, Schumann and Schubert.

Brendel recorded extensively for the VOX label, providing them his first of three sets of the complete Beethoven sonatas. He did not secure a major recording contract until the 1970s. His breakthrough came after a recital of Beethoven at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the day after three major record labels called his agent. Since the 1970s, Brendel has recorded for Philips Classics.[1]

Partial Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year of Issue Album Title Recording Date(s) Label
Schumann: Works for Oboe and Piano Philips
Schumann: Kreisleriana; Kinderszenen; Fantasiestücke
Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5
The Artist's Choice: Alfred Brendel – Live at the BBC
Schumann: Piano Concerto; Fantasy Op.17
Schubert: Winterreise
Schubert: The Complete Impromptus / Moments Musicaux
Schubert: Impromptus D899, Op90; Impromptus D935, Op142[2]
Schubert: Complete Impromptus, D899 & D935; 11 Ecossaises, etc.
Schubert: Forellenquintett / Mozart: Piano Quartet In G Minor[3] 1994 Philips
Schubert: Piano Sonatas in A minor and D major, D784 & D850[4] 1987 Philips
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D.959 / No.20; Hungarian Melody; 16 German Dances etc.
Schubert: Piano Sonata In C minor, D958; 6 Moments Musicaux, D.780
Mozart: Piano Concertos No.22 in E flat, K.482 ; No.27 in B flat, K.595 Philips
Mozart: Piano Concertos No.21 in C, K.467; No.15 in B flat, K.450; No.23 in A, K.488 Philips
Mozart: Piano Concertos No.20 in D minor, K.466 ; No.24 in C minor, K.491 Philips
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations Philips
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 26 & 29
1985 Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica Variations, Op.35; 6 Bagatelles Op.126; 6 Ecossaises DECCA
1985 Haydn: 3 Sonatas, Andante Con Variazioni 7/1985 Philips
1989 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 – No.1 in C (Moderato) Philips
1989 Schubert: Piano Works 1822–1828 Philips
1989 Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845; 3 Klavierstücke, D. 946[5] 1987 Philips
1992 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Fantasia in C minor Philips
1993 Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas[6] 1970–1975 Philips
Schubert: The Last Three Piano Sonatas[7]
  • Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958 / Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959 / Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960 / Three Impromptus for piano, D. 946
1971–1974 Philips
1993 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 53, 54 & 101; Andante favouri DECCA
1993 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16–18 DECCA
1994 Schubert: The Last Three Piano Sonatas Philips
1994 Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos, Vol.1 DECCA
1994 Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 15, 22, 25 & 27 Philips
1994 Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas Philips
1994 Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 26, Op. 27 No. 1, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" & Op. 49 No. 1 Philips
1995 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 Nos. 1–3 DECCA
1995 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8–11 DECCA
1996 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Piano & Orchestral versions) Philips
1996 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 6 & 7 DECCA
1997 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas op. 7 & 28 Pastoral & 49 No. 2 DECCA
1999 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 109, 110 & 111 DECCA
1999 Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20, D 959; Hungarian Melody; 16 German Dances etc.' Philips
1999 Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Books 1–3 Philips
1999 Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D 845; 3 Klavierstücke, D 946[8] 1987 Philips
1999 Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Simon Rattle, Conductor
Philips
2000 Mozart: Piano Sonatas[9] 1998 / 1999 Philips
2000 Schubert: Piano Sonata No 21, D 960; Wanderer Fantasie, D760 Philips
2000 Mozart: Piano Sonatas No.11 in A, K.331 -"Alla Turca"; No.17 in B flat, K.570; No.10 in C major, K.330 Philips
2000 Beethoven: Bagatelles Opp.33, 119 & 126; Für Elise; Rondo in C; Allegretto in C minor; Klavierstück in B flat DECCA
2001 Mozart: Piano Sonatas K.322, K.333 & K.457 Philips
2001 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4
2001 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 DECCA
2002 Mozart: Piano Concertos K.271 "Jeunehomme" & K.503 DECCA
2002 Mozart: Piano Concertos K.271 "Jeunehomme" & K.503 DECCA
2002 Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos Philips
2003 Mozart: Piano Sonatas K 310, 311, 533/494; Fantasy K.397 Philips
Schubert: Piano Quintet – "Trout”[10] Philips
2005 Schubert: Schwanengesang; Beethoven: An die Ferne Geliebte[11] 2003 DECCA
2005 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.20, 23 & Concert Rondos DECCA
2006 Mozart: Complete Edition Box 6: Quintets, Quartets etc. Philips
2006 Mozart: Piano Concertos K414 & K453 Philips
2006 Liszt: Sonata in B minor etc. Philips
2007 JS Bach: Italian Concerto, etc. 1976 Philips
2008 Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings (36CDs) numerous, mainly 1959–1962 Brilliant Classics (original by Vox)
2008 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5
  • Wiener Philharmoniker / Simon Rattle, Conductor
Philips
2009 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Piano Sonata Op. 57, "Appassionata" Philips
2009 The Farewell Concerts[12] 2008 DECCA
2009 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14, 23 & 26 Philips

Compilations[edit]

Year of Issue Details Recording Date(s) Label
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel I[13] 1982–1991 Philips Classics
1999 Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel II[14] 1963–1995 Philips Classics
1999 Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel III[15] 1968–1989 Philips Classics
2006 The Artist's Choice Collection: Alfred Brendel Philips
2006 The Artist's Choice: Alfred Brendel plays Beethoven Philips
2006 The Artist's Choice: Alfred Brendel plays Haydn and Mozart Philips
2006 The Artist's Choice: Alfred Brendel plays Liszt and Schumann Philips
2006 The Artist's Choice: Alfred Brendel plays Schubert Philips
2007 Alfred Brendel in Recital[16] 1968–2001 Philips
2007 Alfred Brendel – Unpublished Live and Radio Performances 1968–2001 1968–2001 Philips

Boxed Sets[edit]

Year of Issue Details Recording Date(s) Label
1986 Haydn: 11 Piano Sonatas Philips
1996 Mozart: Favourite Works for Piano DECCA
1996 Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas
  • 10 CDs
Philips
2001 Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.9,18,20, & 21 DECCA
2004 Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Cello DECCA
2005 Complete Mozart Edition: Piano Concertos
  • 12 CDs
Philips

Video Releases[edit]

Year of Issue Details Recording Date(s) Label
2011 Alfred Brendel on Music: Three Lectures
  • 2 DVDs
C Major

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Anthony Holden (8 January 2006). "Alfred Brendel, A Personal 75th Birthday Selection". The Observer. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Schubert: Impromptus D899, Op90; Impromptus D935, Op142". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Schubert: Forellenquintett / Mozart: Piano Quartet In G Minor". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Schubert: Piano Sonatas in A minor, D.784 & D, D.850". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845; 3 Klavierstücke, D. 946". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Schubert: The Last Three Piano Sonatas". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor, D 845; 3 Klavierstücke, D 946". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Mozart: Piano Sonatas K330, 331, 570 / Rondo K511". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Schubert: Piano Quintet – "Trout"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Schubert: Schwanengesang; Beethoven: An die Ferne Geliebte". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  12. ^ "The Farewell Concerts". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  13. ^ "Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel I". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel II". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  15. ^ "Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Alfred Brendel III". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  16. ^ "Alfred Brendel in Recital". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 February 2010.