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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

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14-04-2017
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ODRCD349
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

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I have chosen Beethoven's Diabelli Variations more "transformations" than variations quite simply because I could not do otherwise. They are necessary to me vital. After playing his 32 Sonatas, it seemed to me essential, but also natural, to meet a new challenge with him, to enjoy another great journey in his company; one could say, another "initiation". This monumental Op. 120 concentrates many of the difficulties I have experienced with the sonatas, but its language has become more and more familiar over the years. Not only did I want to play Beethoven's Diabelli to experience, once more, a cathartic encounter through the pinnacle of his art, but also because I love them more than anything! When starting the purely instrumental work on the Diabelli, I did not realise that what seemed the least difficult was in fact incredibly complex to render, and all the things that seemed relatively "simple" were key to the interpretation. I worked out the pianistic aspects long before other parameters, themselves so complex, so that the whole edifice remains coherent, according to my personal experience with Beethoven and my own personality. I first confronted the structural aspects based on the Golden Section which is fundamental to the unity of these variations. For example, how long must we wait or not between one variation and another? Polyphony requires great independence from each finger and extremely accurate fingering, not to mention pedal work which in some cases becomes structural. Beethoven is wonderfully creative when transforming the original material, but never gives up on the idea, sometimes veering towards baroque or conversely, towards the impalpability of certain 20th- century works. I have come to realise how each variation seems miles away from its predecessor whilst remaining closely related to its core. Each of them caused me some reflex problems regarding the speed of change in terms of writing, colour, pianistic difficulty and sound! But work on the diversity of expression as well as the harsh, poignant but also contemplative and joyful sides was a daily source of immeasurable pleasure. I am grateful to have rubbed shoulders with a superior being, the macrocosm of Beethoven's spirituality which makes me as a musician always in search of the absolute. An ocean of humanity which allows me to touch the sky!

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  1. Name
  2. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Tema: Vivace
  3. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 1 Alla Marcia Maestoso
  4. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 2 Poco Allegro
  5. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 3 L'istesso Tempo
  6. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 4 Un Poco Più Vivace
  7. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 5 Allegro Vivace
  8. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 6 Allegro Ma Non Troppo E Serioso
  9. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 7 Un Poco Più Allegro
  10. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 8 Poco Vivace
  11. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 9 Allegro Pesante E Risoluto
  12. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 10 Presto
  13. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 11 Allegretto
  14. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 12 Un Poco Più Moto
  15. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 13 Vivace
  16. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 14 Grave E Maestoso
  17. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 15 Presto Scherzando
  18. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 16 Allegro
  19. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 17 -
  20. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 18 Poco Moderato
  21. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 19 Presto
  22. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 20 Andante
  23. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 21 Allegro Con Brio - Meno Allegro
  24. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 22 Allegro Molto (alla "Notte E Giorno Faticar" Di Mozart)
  25. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 23 Allegro Assai
  26. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 24 Fughetta. Andante
  27. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 25 Allegro
  28. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 26 -
  29. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 27 Vivace
  30. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 28 Allegro 
  31. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 29 Adagio Ma Non Troppo
  32. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 30 Andante, Sempre Cantabile
  33. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 31 Largo, Molto Espressivo
  34. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 32 Fuga. Allegro
  35. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Var. 33 Tempo Di Menuetto, Moderato (ma Non Tirarsi Dietro)
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