Alfred Brendel: The complete Vox, Turnabout and Vanguard recordings (CD 5-8)
Classical | 4 CD | EAC, no log | 1,09 GB | APE+CUE+scans (few) | TT: 51:04 + 74:05 + 69:09 + 67:46 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1955-1975, in various places| Released: 30/09/2008 | Label: Brillant Classics #93761
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Mozart: Piano Sonata in A minor K310, Variations in D major on a Menuet by Duport K573, Concerto in E flat major for two pianos K365, Sonata in D major for two pianos K448, Fugue in C minor for two pianos K426, Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds K452
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major Op.15, Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.19, Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37, Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58
This 35 cd box set contains the pianist's complete solo and concerted discs for the Vox, Turnabout, and Vanguard labels, recorded prior to the long affiliation with Philips that helped cement his international career. Although Brendel generally does not look kindly upon his distant discographical past (he apparently "disowns" his world-premiere Prokofiev Fifth Concerto that closes disc 35), he certainly has little for which to apologize here, musically and pianistically speaking.