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.