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Alfred Brendel Quotes

Quotes by Alfred Brendel - (7 quotes)

Alfred Brendel - From the Art category:

A work of art is like a person: it has more than one soul in its breast. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Contrasts category:

You have to be aware of all the latent possibilities that give a work its special character – its atmosphere, its moods, its contrasts. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Desire category:

I have a great need to learn what the norm is by dealing with what is not the norm... with the grotesque and the fantastic. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Discovery category:

Self-discovery is a slower process but a more natural one. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Listening category:

The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Music category:

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed. (Alfred Brendel)

Alfred Brendel - From the Order category:

Art gives a sense of order, life is basically chaotic, and there's a tension between them. A sense of order comes from chaos and contains a bit of it, but it's the sense of order that is important in a work of art... (Alfred Brendel)