CD of the week: Alfred Brendel – The Farewell Concerts
For decades, Alfred Brendel has been ranked among the world’s greatest pianists.
On this new disc, we get to enjoy some of his final public performances, given as part of his worldwide farewell tour last year. Brendel’s final recitals featured composers with whom he’s been closely associated – not least, Mozart and Beethoven.
Included on this CD are Brendel and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 13 and music by Schubert and Bach.