Editors’ Notes The doyen of Austrian pianists, Rudolf Buchbinder, has a long relationship with Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, and here he broadens the horizon with terrific results. In addition to Beethoven’s 33 variations on Diabelli’s perky little waltz, he includes eight further variations from the 52 written by Beethoven’s contemporaries—Hummel, Schubert, Liszt, and Mozart Jr. among them—each worth hearing. But of even more interest are the 11 by composers of today. Among them, Lera Auerbach’s, the longest, is full of foreboding. Brett Dean’s bursts with energy, Max Richter’s is deeply atmospheric, and Rodion Shchedrin’s is very witty. Tan Dun’s delivers crystalline beauty while Jörg Widmann’s is truly virtuosic.

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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli
33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Tema (Vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 1 (Alla marcia maestoso)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 2 (Poco allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 3 (L’istesso tempo)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 4 (Un poco più vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 5 (Allegro vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 6 (Allegro ma non troppo e serioso)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 7 (Un poco più allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 8 (Poco vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 9 (Allegro pesante e risoluto)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 10 (Presto)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 11 (Allegretto)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 12 (Un poco più moto)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 13 (Vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 14 (Grave e maestoso)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 15 (Presto scherzando)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 16 (Allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 17 (Allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 18 (Poco moderato)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 19 (Presto)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 20 (Andante)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 21 (Allegro con brio. Meno allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 22 (Allegro molto, alla ‘Notte e giorno faticar’ di Mozart)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 23 (Allegro assai)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 24 (Fughetta. Andante)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 25 (Allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 26 (Piacevole)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 27 (Vivace)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 28 (Allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 29 (Adagio ma non troppo)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 30 (Andante, sempre cantabile)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 31 (Largo, molto espressivo)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 32 (Fugue. Allegro)
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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli: Var. 33 (Tempo di Minuet moderato)
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Diabellical Waltz
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Variation for Rudi
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Verlust
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Rock it Rudi
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Variation for R.B.
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Zwei Jahrhunderte später
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Diabelli
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Variation on a Theme of Diabelli
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A propos de…Diabelli
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Blue Orchid
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Diabelli-Variation
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Var. 16 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 18 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 21 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 24 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 26 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 28 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 38 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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Var. 6 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
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