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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Grigory Sokolov

Release Date: 06/07/2004 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 914125   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Grigory Sokolov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1985 
Venue:  Glinka Chapel Saint Petersburg 
Length: 53 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Extreme as it should be! March 10, 2019 By Max Schmeder See All My Reviews "Here is an interesting work plagued by milquetoast performances. Even great pianists are stultified by it. Why do they bother? By contrast, Sokolov's interpretation is reactive and volatile. He doesn't play patterns, he conveys processes attaining extreme ends. That's precisely what this music is about. I often use his recording to support my analytical theories about this work. Here is an example: https://youtu.be/A-D41LIO_P4 Sokolov's is perhaps not the best recording to start with, but it is essential. -Max Schmeder" Report Abuse
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