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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

31 May 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 May 2011
  • Release Date: 31 May 2011
  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • Copyright: 2011 Harmonia Mundi
  • Total Length: 52:34
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  • ASIN: B004VSFJKS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,455 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Frank on 7 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Have been looking for a good version of this great music for a while now.
Initially bought the much-lauded Anderszewski Virgin recording and could not get on with that at all.
Too idiosyncratic to my liking. It certainly has personality, but I very much doubt it is the composer's...

As a Richter fan then got his recording on Regis / Alto and could not get past the very poor sound quality.
I am just not one of those people who can listen past the terrible sound of it. In contrast I do like the old Rachmaninov recordings of his own concertos, but in this case it is not just a muffled or veiled sound, but the piano almost sounds like it has not been tuned properly. No doubt a recording issue, but a fatal problem for me.

Paul Lewis let's the music breathe and live with a beautiful toucher and excellent recording. This really feels like the Beethoven I was looking for and the modern grand used certainly does not get in the way.
Wonderful music that might even have got Beethoven's nod of approval if he had been around to hear it.
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By Alan J. on 15 Oct. 2014
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Absolutely stunning performance of this wonderful piano work.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Ross on 13 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
When I bought the Kovacevich version I felt that the Diabelli variations were not for me : too abstract and dry.
Paul Lewis has changed that. I now enjoy them as much as many of Beethoven's sonatas, Paul Lewis's versions of these also being rather wonderful : equal to the old Richard Goode set.
I have only recently got this CD, and am surprised that it has not received more extensive praise.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Susan Black on 27 Jan. 2013
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Paul Lewis has become an expert on Beethoven's piano works. His performance in the Diabelli variations confirms his position as among the finest performers today. Anybody whoo appreciates Beethoven's piano works will appreciate this.
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