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BEETHOVEN: 'Diabelli' Variations

BEETHOVEN: 'Diabelli' Variations

Catalog Number: RRC1140
Label: Regis Records
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $8.99

Ludwig van Beethoven: 'Diabelli' Variations Op. 120

Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major K379
Oleg Kagan, violin; Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Track ListingTimeMP3
'Diabelli' Variations: Thema-Vivace52:06
1Alla marcia maestoso2:24
2Poco allegro0:55
3L'istesso tempo1:20
4Un poco Piu vivace1:00
5Allegro vivace0:53
6Allegro ma non troppo e serioso1:43
7Un poco piu allegro1:09
8Poco vivace1:02
9Allegro pesante e risoluto1:36
10Presto0:41
11Allegretto1:09
12Un poco piu moto0:48
13Vivace1:12
14Grave e maestoso3:46
15Presto scherzando0:39
16Allegro0:57
17Allegro1:01
18Poco moderato2:10
19Presto0:55
20Andante2:43
21Allegro con brio. Meno allegro1:38
22Molto allegro alla 'Notte e giorno faticar' di Mozart0:49
23Assai allegro0:58
24Fughetta. Andante3:07
25Allegro0:46
26Piacevole0:50
27Vivace0:59
28Allegro0:54
29Adagio, ma non troppo1:02
30Andante, sempre cantabile1:56
31Largo molto espressivo3:47
32Fuga. Allegro. Poco Adagio3:00
33Tempo di Menuetto, moderato3:08
Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major K37922:27
34Adagio6:44
35Allegro6:10
36Andantino cantabile9:36

"Diabelli was overwhelmed by the work (on his waltz theme) submitted by Beethoven which quite overshadowed anything else sent by others. He pronounced it 'a work to set aside J S Bach's masterpiece (Goldberg Variations) and he must have been gratified that his otherwise ordinary tune would survive in perpetuity as a result of Beethoven's efforts (indeed it has been considered by the finest living interpreter of Beethoven's piano works, Alfred Brendel, to be 'the greatest of them'). It is certainly the longest of his piano works and predictably covers every emotion"
James Murray