Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beethoven - Diabelli Variations - Paul Lewis







Published in June 1823 and dedicated to Antonie Brentano, the 33 Variations op.120 were described by Diabelli himself as ‘a great and important masterpiece,Alfred Brendel worthy to be ranked with the imperishable creations of the old Classics [and to occupy] a place beside Sebastian Bach's famous masterpieces of the same type'. And indeed, like the Kantor de Leipzig, Beethoven revolutionized the  genre – but, paradoxically, by taking it into the unexpected regions of the bagatelle. On this eagerly anticipated release, Paul Lewis, protégé of Alfred Brendel, brings his sharp intellect and remarkable technique to bear on this towering masterwork of the period.


flac, booklet, thank you Thomas!


  1. Thanks for this Beethoven disc. Will be interesting to compare.

  2. Thanks!! downloading... I've recently enjoyed very much Paul Lewis' Beetho Piano Concertos. ;)



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