The 2 DVD-set of legendary pianist and one of the greatest musical thinkers of our age, Alfred Brendel contains 3 lectures, which he illustrates on the piano with musical excerpts from Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Schubert and more.
On January 5th 2011 Brendel celebrated his 80th birthday.
Presented specifically to be recorded audio-visually, these lectures were held in rooms of the Salzburg Festival.
Thanks to their successful blend of music and theory, they are informative and entertaining not only for experts but also for all lovers of music with an interest in deepening their understanding of the subject.
Brendel is still performing these lectures all over the world.
Running Time Total: 224 minutes
(each lecture is ca. 75 minutes long)
Picture 16:9, colour
Sound PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles English (original language)
Subtitles: E, F, G, Sp, I, Kr, Ch, Jp
“Thoughts range from the philosophical to the finer points of interpretative detail that make key viewing for pianists”
Awards Issue 2011
“Best of all is the third lecture (DVD 2, one hour 18 mins), "Light and shade of interpretation", which at least uses the visual medium by projecting scores. The illustrations range from (uncredited) orchestral recordings of Wagner and Schubert to a few bars from Handel's Hercules sung by the endearingly eccentric lecturer”