Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 26, 2017
Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)

Alfred Brendel - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 170 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Catalog: 426232

Brendel has now recorded the work three times for the gramophone. At first, on Vox/Turnabout in the early 1960s, he was the brilliant iconoclast before his deeper realization of the work's essentially comic energies. And here I use 'comic' both in the narrow sense of the term (the Diabe/li is, after all, full ofjokes, many of them with the staying-power of the finest Wildean epigrams) and in the broader sense: what Susanne Langer has called, comedy "as an image of human vitality holding its own in the world amid the surprises of unplanned coincidence".
Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Fur Elise; Eroica-Variationen Op. 35; 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica-Variationen, Op. 35;
6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 143 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 227-2 | Time: 00:49:56

Like Gilels, Brendel treats the Op. 35 Variations as far more than a poor relation of the Eroica Symphony finale. His approach has less of the urgent, seemingly improvisatory thrust which makes the Gilels DG performance (on LP only) so compelling, but the sharpness with which he characterizes each variation is a delight, each time bringing a moment of revelation, and often relating this essentially middle-period work to much later inspirations. The six Bagatelles of Op. 126 equally find Brendel giving these fragments a weight, concentration and seriousness to reflect what else Beethoven was writing at the time. There is a gruffness of expression with charm eliminated. The third Bagatelle is the more moving for its simple gravity, and only in the final one of the group does Brendel allow himself to relax in persuasive warmth. Fur Elise makes a simple, haunting prelude to the group and the six Ecossaises a jolly postude with Brendel evoking the bluff jollity of Austrian dance music.
Alfred Brendel - The Complete Philips Recordings: Box Set 114CDs (2016)

Alfred Brendel - The Complete Philips Recordings: Box Set 114CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16,71 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2016

An exclusive artist for the Philips label since 1969, Brendel’s discography is now among the most extensive of any pianist, reflecting a repertoire of solo, chamber and orchestral works by the major composers from the central European tradition from Bach through to Schoenberg.
This 114 CD Edition encompasses his complete discography for Philips and Decca and includes studio albums, live recordings and radio broadcasts. The set is accompanied by a 200-page book featuring a note by Brendel’s personal choice of writer, Misha Donat.
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos (1997) 3CD [Alfred Brendel, James Levine]

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos (1997) 3CD
Alfred Brendel, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Levine

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 784 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 045-2 | Time: 02:54:44

Recorded live in 1983, Alfred Brendel's third go-round with these works drastically improves on his previous Beethoven concerto cycles. He finds a calmer, more direct route to the Emperor Concerto, although the Fourth's first movement is still pock-marked with finicky phrase adjustments that pull focus from the music's poetic arcs. Levine provides sympathetic and alert support, yet is much more than a mere deferential accompanist.
Alfred Brendel - Schubert - Piano Works 1822-1828 [7CD BoxSet] (2010) {Decca}

Alfred Brendel - Schubert - Piano Works 1822-1828 [7CD BoxSet] (2010) {Decca}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.31 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.06 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 97 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Decca | 478 2622
Classical / Piano

…few pianists illuminate this music better. With him, even the "heavenly length" of some movements becomes a delight, and you don't want them to end.

Alfred Brendel in Portrait (2001) + Bonus DVD  Music

Posted by kloklo123 at Oct. 6, 2010
Alfred Brendel in Portrait (2001) + Bonus DVD

Alfred Brendel in Portrait (2001) + Bonus DVD
DVD 5 | 720 x 576 | 16:9 | 25 FPS | AC3-2 448 Kbps | 48KHz | 4.8 GB
2001 | BBC | KULTUR VIDEO | Lang. EN, DE, FR | 155 min.

Alfred Brendel - The Art of Brendel (Volume 1)  Music

Posted by Domstir at June 30, 2010
Alfred Brendel - The Art of Brendel (Volume 1)

Alfred Brendel - The Art of Alfred Brendel (Volume 1)
Easy CD-DA Extractor | APE tracks, no CUE, no log | Cover | 1.2 GB | RS
Classical | 5 CD | Label: PHILIPS
Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CDs 30-35 from 35

Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CD 32-35
Classical | EAC (ape, image), cue, log | 1425 MB, RS
Label: Brillant Cat. # 93761 | 6 CDs | 30 Sep 2008

This is to complete Alfred Brendel early recordings with the four Liszt CDs and two CDs, devoted to Schoenberg, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Balakirev: and Stravinsky.
Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CD 24-29

Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CD 24-29
Classical | EAC (ape, image), cue, log | 1607 MB, RS
Label: Brillant Cat. # 93761 | 6 CDs | 30 Sep 2008

Brendel became very much a different kind of pianist to me when he switched from Vox to Philips. In addition, I always felt Brendel's Schubert on Vox was stunning in every respect. Old mono Vox box of his Schubert sonatas that is so wonderful is his conception, so beautifully "Viennese" (for all that word implies) are his interpretations.
Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CD 19-23

Alfred Brendel: The Complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard Solo Recordings CD 19-23
Classical | EAC (ape, image), cue, log | 1197 MB, RS
Label: Brillant Cat. # 93761 | 5 CDs | 30 Sep 2008

Brendel is regarded as one of the most thoughtful interpreters of classical Germanic works by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart. He was the first performer to record the complete solo piano works of Beethoven. He has also recorded works by Liszt, Brahms (including Brahms' concertos), Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Until the 1970s Brendel recorded almost extensively for the Vox label, providing them his first of three sets of the complete Beethoven sonatas.