Notes & Reviews:
Brendel's Beethovian credentials are displayed in this Regis release. The third piano concerto is coupled with four of his most popular sets of variations, including the Eroica, God Save the King and Rule Britannia. Accompaniment is given by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Heinz wallberg. 'Brendel plays with a mixture of heart and head that is most satisfying, to which he adds countless touches of pianism that delight... Brendel does nothing to startle; what he does do is far more important, he constantly throws light on the music by an interpretation that is clearly born of much thought... and a deep understanding.''