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Binge Watching Brendel’s Schubert


Franz Schubert

I found a series of videos of Alfred Brendel playing Schubert impromptus, moments musicaux, and more that I wanted to share with you.

Here are some Schubert impromptus, D. 935

Here are some Moments musicaux, D. 780

Here are some more impromptus, D. 899

Here are Drei Klavierstücke. D. 946

Here is the Fantasie in C Major, D. 760, the Wanderer Fantasy

And if you’re really committed to binge watching (got four hours?), here are Schubert’s Piano Sonatas 14-21.

I think I’m going to need a bigger bowl of popcorn.


Image attribution: Portrait of Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,

5 thoughts on “Binge Watching Brendel’s Schubert

  1. Wow- too much bliss! And some seriously long, wonderful sonatas (which very few performers can bring off- they require such intense concentration and long-range structural awareness). Brendel is for sure one of a very few who can make the late sonatas, like the Bb, feel not too long, but exactly right. And smart to start with some of the shorter gems, like the moments musicaux. Lots of popcorn needed, or Schnitzel or Schwartzwaelder Kirschtorte.




  2. You’ll ruin the sound with that popcorn.


  3. Brendel truly is one of the greatest Schubert masters. I haven’t played him enough recently. Thanks for the reminder!

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