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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Fur Elise; Rage over a Lost Penny / Alfred Brendel, piano

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  1. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: I. Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: II. Alla marcia $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: III. Poco allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: V. Un poco più vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: VI. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: VII. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: VIII. Poco più allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: IX. Poco vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: X. Allegro pesante $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XI. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XII. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XIII. Poco più mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XIV. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XV. Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XVI. Presto scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XVII. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XVIII. Variation $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XIX. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XX. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXI. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXII. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXIII. Molto allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXIV. Assai lento $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXV. Fughetta $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXVI. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXVII. Variation $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXVIII. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXIX. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXX. Adagio ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXXI. Andante sempre cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXXII. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXXIII. Fuga: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Beethoven — 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C, Op. 120: XXXIV. Tempo di Menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Beethoven — Bagatelle in a Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise" $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Beethoven — Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op. 129, "Rage Over a Lost Penny" $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Beethoven — 7 Variations on "God Save the King" in C, WoO 78 $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Beethoven — 5 Variations on "Rule Brittania" in D, WoO 79 $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Beethoven — 6 Easy Variations on a Swiss Air in F, WoO 64 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (7) for Piano in C major on "God Save the King", WoO 78
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (5) for Piano on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (6) on a Swiss song for piano in F major, WoO 64
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Notes & Reviews:

Described by Alfred Brendel as `The greatest of all piano works,` the Diabelli Variations is Beethoven at his finest. This masterpiece is accompanied by other remarkable variations - 'God Save the King,' 'Rule Brittania,' and 'Variations on a Swiss Air' - and all-time favorites 'Für Elise' and 'Rage Over a Lost Penny.' As always, Brendel is magnificent.

Gramophone
Brendel's approach, at first more highly-strung, and at the end, more austere, is on the whole more penetrating... I also admired Brendel's intellectual grasp of the work, i.e. the way he clarifies the theme's contribution to the actual fabric of each variation. Nor does any contrapuntal ingenuity ever go unnoticed. The grave, classical beauty of his playing here is very moving.

Penguin Guide
The simplicity of Beethoven's Variations on God Save the King is disarming, and Rule Britannia is also without rhetoric. Brendel plays them eloquently, with the proper unforced manner. Hs approach is stronger on some... Brendel's natural, spontaneous manner brings out many felicities and the playing is never merely matter-of-fact. The bright recordings have fine presence.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (7) for Piano in C major on "God Save the King", WoO 78
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (5) for Piano on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (6) on a Swiss song for piano in F major, WoO 64
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1793