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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.