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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Friedrich Gulda, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
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Notes & Reviews:

Beethoven's Diabelli Variations are, without a doubt, an integral part of great piano literature. Here, pianist Friedrich Gulda interprets the works. When Gulda recorded these works in the 1960s, he joined forces with producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer to create a unique sound. Brunner-Schwer hung the microphones directly over the strings of the piano to give Gulda a presence that feels as though he is live. Joachim Kaiser wrote of Gulda's performances, "Gulda's remarkable qualities take him far beyond mere virtuosity and the capacity for brilliant piano playing. Gulda plays the most articulate, fascinating, natural, and purest Beethoven of the century.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MPS Tonstudio Villingen, Schwarzwald, Germany (02/1970).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
  • Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819