Sunday, December 21, 2008

Encore! Encore!

Alfred Brendel has retired.

We will miss you, maestro.

P.S. I can't help wishing that Brendel had waited four more days and given his final performance on Dec 22, exactly 200 years after another great musician gave his final performance as a pianist, also in Vienna.

1 comment:

km said...

Wonder if Elliot Carter thinks Brendel is too young to retire at 77? :)

//Brendel was practically self-taught. That's a seriously scary thought.