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Pianist Alfred Brendel Retires

Posted at 10:33 AM on December 19, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Pianist Alfred Brendel gave his final public performance last night, to a 20-minute standing ovation. He'd been playing professionally for about 60 years.

Fred Child of Performance Today put together a lovely tribute to Mr. Brendel, including clips of an interview Fred did with him a few years ago. It gives a glimpse into the man and his off-beat sense of humor. Find it on Fred's blog Today's Fredlines, here.