Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel: On Character in Music


“One of the world’s great pianists, an exponent of the classical tradition.” –The Guardian

Co-presented with the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California

Legendary pianist Alfred Brendel is considered one of the greatest classical musicians of our time. After nearly 50 years of riveting live performances that packed the world’s most prestigious concert halls, Brendel retired from the concert platform in 2008. He continues to command the stage as a scintillating speaker, drawing audiences into a lively lecture-demonstration to discuss the ideas and inspiration that have made him one of the indisputable authorities on musical life today. Illustrating his presentation by playing musical examples from the Beethoven sonatas, Brendel guides his audience in an exploration of various aspects of sound, articulation, notation, rhythm and character, as well as performance habits and their relevance to the works and to the present-day ear.

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Date/Time G ST CA
Thur 10.28.10 8:30 pm $30 $25 $15


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff