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Music, Sense And Nonsense: Collected Essays And Lectures

byAlfred Brendel

Hardcover | June 24, 2016

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The mix of thoughtfulness and brilliance that irradiates [Brendel's] performances infuses these spirited essays."-Susan SontagAlfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world's most remarkable writers on music-possessed of the rare ability to bring together the clarity and originality of expression that characterised his performances tothe printed page.The definitive collection of his award-winning writings and essays,Music, Sense and Nonsensecombines all of his work originally published in his two classic books,Musical Thoughts and AfterthoughtsandMusic Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits, and reflections on life and art.As well as providing stimulating reading, this new edition yields a unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether discussing Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Schoenberg, Brendel's essays are both illuminating and challenging, a treasure for the specialist and the music lover alike.Alfred Brendelis known for his recordings, international concert appearances and writings. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1989. "The mix of thoughtfulness and brilliance that irradiates [Brendel's] performances infuses these spirited essays."-Susan SontagAlfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world's most remarkable writers on music-possessed of the rare ability to bring together the clarity and originality of expression that characterised his performances tothe printed page.The definitive collection of his award-winning writings and essays,Music, Sense and Nonsensecombines all of his work originally published in his two classic books,Musical Thoughts and AfterthoughtsandMusic Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits, and reflections on life and art.As well as providing stimulating reading, this new edition yields a unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether discussing Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Schoenberg, Brendel's essays are both illuminating and challenging, a treasure for the specialist and the music lover alike.Alfred Brendelis known for his recordings, international concert appearances and writings. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1989. "
Alfred Brendel: Alfred Brendel is known for his recordings, international concert appearances and writings. He has been credited with almost single-handedly rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1989.
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Title:Music, Sense And Nonsense: Collected Essays And LecturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.5 × 6.38 × 1.88 inPublished:June 24, 2016Publisher:Biteback PublishingLanguage:English

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The mix of thoughtfulness and brilliance that irradiates [Brendel's] performances infuses these spirited essays.-Susan SontagAlfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world's most remarkable writers on music-possessed of the rare ability to bring together the clarity and originality of expression that characterised his performances tothe printed page.The definitive collection of his award-winning writings and essays,Music, Sense and Nonsensecombines all of his work originally published in his two classic books,Musical Thoughts and AfterthoughtsandMusic Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits, and reflections on life and art.As well as providing stimulating reading, this new edition yields a unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether discussing Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Schoenberg, Brendel's essays are both illuminating and challenging, a treasure for the specialist and the music lover alike.Alfred Brendelis known for his recordings, international concert appearances and writings. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1989.