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  • Apr. 6, 2004
  • Brendel is Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Artist in Residence" for 2003/2004


    The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its Colburn Celebrity Recital series with piano virtuoso Alfred Brendel at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. Brendel performs three works by Mozart including Fantasia in C minor, K. 396, Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281, and Sonata in E-flat major, K. 282. He also performs Schubert's Drei Klavierst├╝cke, D. 946, and concludes with Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, by Beethoven.

    Renowned for his masterful interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, Brendel is the first performer to have recorded all of Beethoven's piano compositions, and one of the few to have recorded all of Mozart's piano concertos. A man of many talents, Brendel was selected to participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's artist residency, On Location, a program which presents a distinguished artist in multi-faceted ways. This year's residency highlights Brendel's artistry as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by David Zinman, April 1, 3 & 4), accompanist (to baritone Matthias Goerne, March 29), recitalist (April 6), chamber musician (performing with his son cellist Adrian, April 9), and as a poet (April 7 at the Goethe Institute in Los Angeles).

    Pianist ALFRED BRENDEL began his formal music education at the age of six and, though his piano lessons ended at the age of sixteen, he continued to study with Paul Baumgartner and later attended master classes given by Eduard Steuermann and Edwin Fischer. His reputation as a musical intellectual began early with his debut recital at the Kammermusiksaal in Graz, Austria in 1948. After winning a prize in the 1949 Busoni Competition in Bolzano, Italy, Brendel became active as a recording musician, which cultivated a truly international audience. Brendel, with an extensive discography featuring his renowned interpretations of Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, Brahms, Haydn and Schubert, stands also as the first ever to record the entire catalogue of Beethoven's piano compositions and one of the few to have recorded all of Mozart's piano concertos. Since that time, Brendel has regularly appeared with the world's major orchestras and has toured internationally, performing the complete cycle of the 32 Beethoven sonatas and all five piano concertos. Recent engagements have included recital tours of North America and annual returns to Carnegie Hall.


    TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2004 at 8 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    MOZART Fantasia in C minor, K. 396

    MOZART Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281

    MOZART Sonata in E-flat major, K. 282

    SCHUBERT Drei Klavierst├╝cke, D. 946

    BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

    Tickets ($30 - $75) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($15), will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

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