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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations ()

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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
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  1. Variations (33) on a waltz by Diabelli, for piano in C major ("Diabelli Variations"), Op. 120
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The late Beethoven recordings of pianist Mitsuko Uchida have been career makers, and it is cause for celebration that she has capped them with the 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120, a work that perhaps poses deeper interpretive challenges than any of the late sonatas. The Variations often show a kind of rough humor, and a performer may pick up on that, or the player may deemphasize the humor and seek out the epic qualities of the Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, and Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. ...