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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Peter Orth (piano)

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
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Peter Orth was born in Philadelphia, and started playing the piano at age four. At the invitation of Rudolf Serkin in 1978, Orth became a member of the Marlboro Music Festival. He stayed in Vermont to study with Serkin at his Institute for Young Performing Musicians in Guilford, and subsequently won first prize in the 1979 Naumburg International Piano Competition held in memory of the great American pianist William Kapell. Awards followed from the Peabody Mason Foundation in Boston, and the Shura Cherkassky Prize from the 92nd Street Y in New York. As well as his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and many other important venues in the United States, he received Orchestra engagements from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, among many others.

New York Times
A major talent.

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Recording information: Coopersburg, Pennsylvania (01/2011).



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120
  • Performer: Peter Orth (Piano)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819