The Lady from Arezzo: My Musical Life and Other Matters

The Lady from Arezzo: My Musical Life and Other Matters

Alfred Brendel
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Author:  Alfred Brendel
Condition:  New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  136
Publisher:  Faber & Faber
Year:  2019
ISBN:  9780571353729

The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? What is she looking at? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? The mannequin now graces a room in the attic of Brendel's house in Hampstead. Her features convey great artistic seriousness in combination with absurd comedy: the epitome of his own musical and literary preferences. And so, in his delightful new collection, great masters of nonsense meet great masters of music.