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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

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16 Sep 2016

Barcode: 0190295939694

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Daniel Barenboim has said that Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations “are not actually variations, but rather 33 mutations”. This epic, multi-faceted work presents daunting technical and formal challenges to the pianist, but, praising Barenboim’s interpretation in 1990 – the year before this recording was made – The New York Times wrote that “it was actually possible to hear the greatness in the work that all commentators describe, but that in most performances must be taken on faith.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : I Theme - Vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
02 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : II Variation 1 - Alla marcia maestoso  - Daniel Barenboim 
03 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : III Variation 2 - Poco allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
04 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : IV Variation 3 - L'istesso tempo  - Daniel Barenboim 
05 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : V Variation 4 - Un poco più vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
06 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : VI Variation 5 - Allegro vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
07 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : VII Variation 6 - Allegro, ma non troppo e serioso  - Daniel Barenboim 
08 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : VIII Variation 7 - Un poco più allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
09 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : IX Variation 8 - Poco vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
10 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : X Variation 9 - Allegro pesante e risoluto  - Daniel Barenboim 
11 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XI Variation 10 - Presto  - Daniel Barenboim 
12 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XII Variation 11 - Allegretto  - Daniel Barenboim 
13 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XIII Variation 12 - Un poco più moto  - Daniel Barenboim 
14 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XIV Variation 13 - Vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
15 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XV Variation 14 - Grave e maestoso  - Daniel Barenboim 
16 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XVI Variation 15 - Presto scherzando  - Daniel Barenboim 
17 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XVII Variation 16 - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
18 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XVIII Variation 17 - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
19 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XIX Variation 18 - Poco moderato  - Daniel Barenboim 
20 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XX Variation 19 - Presto  - Daniel Barenboim 
21 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXI Variation 20 - Andante  - Daniel Barenboim 
22 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXII Variation 21 - Allegro con brio - Meno allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
23 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXIII Variation 22 - Allegro molto alla 'Notte e giomo faticar' di Mozart  - Daniel Barenboim 
24 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXIV Variation 23 - Allegro assai  - Daniel Barenboim 
25 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXV Variation 24 - Fughetta  - Daniel Barenboim 
26 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXVI Variation 25 - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
27 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXVII Variation 26 - [Piacevole]  - Daniel Barenboim 
28 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXVIII Variation 27 - Vivace  - Daniel Barenboim 
29 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXIX Variation 28 - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim 
30 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXX Variation 29 - Adagio, ma non troppo  - Daniel Barenboim 
31 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXXI Variation 30 - Andante, sempre cantabile  - Daniel Barenboim 
32 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXXII Variation 31 - Largo, molto espressivo  - Daniel Barenboim 
33 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXXIII Variation 32 - Fuga  - Daniel Barenboim 
34 Beethoven : Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, 'Diabelli Variations' : XXXIV Variation 33 - Tempo di minuetto moderato  - Daniel Barenboim 


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