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Alfred Brendel

(1931-), Concert pianist

Sitter in 6 portraits
Regarded as one of the world's great pianists, Brendel was born in northern Moravia in what is now the Czech Republic, and has lived in London since 1971. Brendel studied briefly at the Graz Conservatory but is largely self-taught. The first artist to record Beethoven complete works for solo piano, his repertoire includes Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt. He retired from performing n 2008.

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Alfred Brendel, by Tony Bevan - NPG 6720

Alfred Brendel

by Tony Bevan
acrylic on canvas, 2005
NPG 6720

Alfred Brendel, by John Swannell - NPG x134395

Alfred Brendel

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 1981
NPG x134395

Alfred Brendel, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x125497

Alfred Brendel

by Eamonn McCabe
bromide fibre print, 29 July 2002
NPG x125497

Alfred Brendel, by Sam Barker - NPG x135916

Alfred Brendel

by Sam Barker
C-type colour print
NPG x135916

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Alfred Brendel

by Tony Bevan
pencil, 2004
NPG 6906

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Alfred Brendel

by Tony Bevan
acrylic, 2004
NPG 6907


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