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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Bagatelles / Daniel-Ben Pienaar

Beethoven / Pienaar
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2260  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniel-Ben Pienaar follows his acclaimed recording of Bach’s groundbreaking Goldberg Variations by scaling the heights of Beethoven’s monumental 33 variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli. These late works are some of Beethoven’s most adventurous, suitably challenging for Pienaar’s technical wizardry and probing intellect. He complements the set with Beethoven’s last great work for solo piano, the Bagatelles, Op. 126, which are no mere trifles. As with his previous releases, Pienaar contributes in-depth notes that delve deep into the music’s enigmas. Combined with his sometimes provocative, always enlightening interpretations, Pienaar has once again created a highly satisfying release for the committed classical listener.

Read more completely satisfying account of this music.” — Fanfare
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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:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 

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