Brendel's own love for the piano is evident in every line. His enthusiasm will send amateurs back to their instruments to try things they might never have thought of on their own. (Ian Brunskill The Times
Absorbing and often thought-provoking ... a guaranteed-to-please gift for musical friends. (Andrew Green Classical Music
In turns scholarly, practical and skittish. (Alan Rusbridger New Statesman, Books of the Year
An elegant stocking-filler - a quirky, insightful assemblage of observations and oddities. (Adam Lively Sunday Times Books of the Year
A Pianist's A-Z: A piano lover's reader by Alfred Brendel - one of the world's best-loved pianists - is a hugely insightful and enjoyable book for all piano lovers.