Schubert on Sunday 4: Brendel plays the D.899 Impromptus

For a long time, back before CDs, Schubert’s piano music for me meant Alfred Brendel. Early on, I had very extravagantly bought his box of Schubert LPs, which I played and played for years. Still the performances which I find myself comparing with all others, and returning to often. So this week let’s have Brendel in his prime, playing the first set of impromptus.

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  1. What would Franz S. have given to music had he lived longer than a mere 31 years? One happy memory of mine is a concert by Brendel at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, October 1987, that I commented with my – then faint – Italian: grazioso. Noteworthy among the newer Schubertiana are Andras Schiff’s recordings with his fortepiano, droplets falling from heavens and especially so with the amazing D899.

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