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"Brendel's playing is distinguished by its heightened intellectual and emotional intensity, by his ability to energize details while sustaining taut lines, by his infallible grasp of musical architecture and by his extraordinary empathy with composers. His performances often achieve a sense of inevitability. Surely, a listener feels, this is what the composer intended."
"One of the defining performers of our age"
~ Boston Globe
"The audience felt as if he had taken them on a miraculous adventure of mind and music"
~ Chicago Tribune