Alfred Brendel

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Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, poet and author, known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and especially Beethoven
Brendel was born in Wiesenberg, Czechoslovakia (now Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic) to a non-musical family. They moved to Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), when Bren ...

Alfred Brendel Poems

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5

Demons
scarcely distinguishable from gods
play on the furrows of our souls
like instrumentalists
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2.
6

No
it wasn't the cook
and don't let's blame the gardener
still less the lady's maid
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3.
8

Gondolas
lie scattered upside down
like stranded whales
Black smoke
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4.
A pig

A pig
a real porker
has recently been phoning me daily
He grunts out his life
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5.
As soon as the cybermen

As soon as the cybermen
had contrived to behave like you and me
we knew
the game was up
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Alfred Brendel Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 24 September 2017

I love Brendel when he plays Beethoven on the piano...

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