A revered pianist takes his final bow

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of the world’s most revered classical pianists will play his final public concert in Vienna tonight. WNYC music host Terrance McKnight joins The Takeaway to talk about the legacy and the music of Alfred Brendel.

Selections heard in this segment:
  • "Jeunehomme," Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, 2nd movement, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "Les Adieux sonata," Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, opus 81a, by Ludwig van Beethoven

For those of you not in Vienna tonight, here's a YouTube clip of Brendel performing:


Terrance McKnight


Noel King

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