Alfred Brendel on Music: Collected Essays by Alfred Brendel

By Alfred Brendel

During this definitive assortment of a popular pianist's writings—some of them by no means ahead of released in English—Alfred Brendel brings the readability and originality of expression that represent his performances to the published web page. no matter if discussing Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Schoenberg, or different pianists, his reflections will turn out beneficial to severe piano gamers and listeners alike.

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It makes even less sense when applied to the best midsixties British rock versus the best early rock-and-roll. Precisely because they had a more spontaneous, direct relation to their material and their audience, performers like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis got to places that the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who never even tried to reach. The reverse is also true, of course. 14 Before the Flood Folk-rock was never a form, but a simpleminded inspiration responsible for all sorts of hybrids.

The Who were enthusiastically received at the Monterey Pop Festival and began to gather an underground following, “underground” in that Decca The World-Class Critic 25 wasn’t pushing them. The group’s managers pushed them instead and, aided by the hip community’s efficient grapevine, generated another hit single, “I Can See for Miles,” and made a best-seller out of the Who’s next LP, The Who Sell Out. The album was presented as a Top Forty program, complete with commercials and disc-jockey patter, on Radio London, one of the illegal offshore radio stations that had been challenging the BBC’s monopoly and, not incidentally, providing England with its first authentic rock radio.

Keith Moon gave a nonstop, manic show on the drums. Townshend kept up and elaborated his cathartic smash-the-guitar (and sometimes the sound equipment) finale. The Who were enthusiastically received at the Monterey Pop Festival and began to gather an underground following, “underground” in that Decca The World-Class Critic 25 wasn’t pushing them. The group’s managers pushed them instead and, aided by the hip community’s efficient grapevine, generated another hit single, “I Can See for Miles,” and made a best-seller out of the Who’s next LP, The Who Sell Out.

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