Alfred Brendel

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Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Austria
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1931 (age 87)
Birthplace
Austria

About

Austrian pianist who became the first composer to record the entirety of Beethoven's solo piano works.

Before Fame

His piano lessons started at six. He began attending Graz Conservatory for two years at the age of 14. Beyond this, he taught himself most of what he learned about piano.

Trivia

He also liked to compose music, and at his first public recital, he mixed in his own compositions with the works of Bach, Brahms, and Liszt.

Family Life

His family was not musically talented.

Associated With

His recording of Franz Liszt's Weihnachtsbaum was not just its world premiere recording, but also his first record.