BRENDEL Early Concerto Recordings

"Vox seem to have made quite a speciality of Mozart’s piano concertos over the years, but this is the first time they have recorded the young Viennese pianist, Alfred Brendel, in any of them. One wonders why, because on the strength of these two performances Brendel has a combination of technique, temperament and sheer understanding of the music that is far too rare among pianists, I hope that Vox will give us many more of his performances of Mozart concertos..." - The Gramophone, 1960

This week's release takes you back to the beginning of one of the great pianist's recording careers: Alfred Brendel in three piano concertos recorded for Vox in the 1950s - his 1951 studio debut with Prokofiev's Concerto No. 5, a unique chance to hear him playing Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, and a fabulous rendition of the Mozart Concerto No. 27, all in beautiful XR-remastered Ambient Stereo sound.

HAYDN PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 1 April, and for exactly one week, we mark the 290th birthday of HAYDN with a 15% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.