Diabelli

Andras Schiff - Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen, Op. 120 (2013) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

András Schiff - Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen, Op. 120
+ Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013)

ECM New Series | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 149:32 minutes | 1,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover / booklet

Following his monumental exploration of the 32 Sonatas, András Schiff has now recorded – on two period instruments – remarkable, contrasting versions of the Diabelli Variations alongside major late works with intrinsic ties to them. The Sonata Op. 111 and the Diabelli Variations (Disc 1) are played on an original Bechstein grand from 1921, and the second reading of the Diabelli Variations, (paired with the op. 126 Bagatelles on Disc 2) on a Hammerflügel fortepiano from Beethoven's own day. This gives listeners a unique opportunity to compare the rich range of these highly contrasting sonic universes, a world apart from modern day instruments. Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are considered a magnum opus of the piano repertoire, a towering contribution to the genre and an entire Encyclopedia of pianism.
Andras Schiff - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Diabelli-Variationen op. 120, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013) 2CD

András Schiff - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 op. 111, Diabelli-Variationen op. 120, Sechs Bagatellen op. 126 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 452 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 398 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2294/95, 481 0446 | Time: 02:29:32

ECM New Series is better known for its documentation of contemporary works, but the music of the past sometimes receives coverage when artists bring a new perspective to it. The Diabelli Variations, Op. 120; the Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111; and the Six Bagatelles, Op. 126, are among the most original and intellectually stimulating works Ludwig van Beethoven composed for the piano, and the sophisticated interpretations of András Schiff are especially worthwhile for their insights into authentic performance practice and reception. Here, Schiff gives the listener options between a relatively modern sounding version of the Diabelli Variations and a period interpretation, without favoring one or the other.

Diabelli - Guitar Duos  

Posted by C.Richter at June 7, 2009
Diabelli - Guitar Duos

Diabelli - Guitar Duos
2006 | Classical | Separate FLAC Files | No Cue, No Log, No Scans | 230 MB

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Bach; Partita No. 4  

Posted by tonyangelo at April 19, 2009
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Bach; Partita No. 4

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Bach; Partita No. 4
EAC FLAC, CUE, LOG + Scans | 283 MB + 2 MB
2009 | Genre: Classical
Pepe & Celedonio Romero; Sir Neville Marriner - Mauro Giuliani: Complete Guitar Concertos (1996) 2CDs

Mauro Giuliani - Complete Guitar Concertos (1996) 2CDs
Pepe & Celedonio Romero, guitars; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 750 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 400 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Classical Guitar | Label: Philips | # 454 262-2 | Time: 02:37:27

An acclaimed Italian guitar virtuoso and composer, Mauro Giuliani, along with Fernando Sor, was one of the last great classical proponents of his instrument until its revival in the early twentieth century. He studied counterpoint and the cello, but on the six-string guitar he was entirely self-taught, and that became his principal instrument early on. Italy abounded with fine guitarists at the beginning of the nineteenth century (Carulli remains the most familiar today), but few of them could make a living because of the public's preoccupation with opera. So Giuliani embarked on a successful tour of Europe when he was 19, and in 1806 he settled in Vienna, where he entered the musical circle of Diabelli, Moscheles, and Hummel. He solidified his reputation with the 1808 premiere of his Guitar Concerto in A major, Op. 30, and was soon heralded as the greatest living guitar virtuoso. Even Beethoven noticed Giuliani, and wrote of his admiration for him. Perhaps to return the favor, Giuliani played cello in the 1813 premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
Stephen Kovacevich - The Complete Philips Recordings: Box Set 25CDs (2015)

Stephen Kovacevich - The Complete Philips Recordings: Box Set 25CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,02 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2015

Released to celebrate his 75th Birthday, this 25CD Limited Edition encompasses the complete recorded legacy of Stephen Kovacevich for the Philips label. It includes his acclaimed interpretations of works by Beethoven, Bartók, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorák, Grieg, Mozart, Schumann and Stravinsky. Every album is presented with original covers and programming. Following his triumphant debut in London, 1961, Stephen Kovacevich embarked on a brilliant international career and made many acclaimed recordings for Philips Classics, including his legendary Beethoven Piano Concertos and Diabelli Variations.

Igor Levit plays Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski (2015)  

Posted by newskl at Oct. 18, 2015
Igor Levit plays Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski (2015)

Igor Levit plays Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 459 MB
Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 506096 | Rls.date: 9th Oct 2015

Following his landmark recordings, "Beethoven - The Late Piano Sonatas" and "Bach - Partitas", both of which has won him international acclaim, Igor Levit is now tackling another three major works: Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and Frederic Rzewski's Variations on "The People United Will Never Be Defeated".
Ronald Brautigam - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete works for solo piano, vol. 13 (2014)

Ronald Brautigam - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete works for solo piano, vol. 13 (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Booklet | 01:08:21 | 159 MB
Label: BIS Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2014

If the 32 piano sonatas and the great works in variation form (Eroica, Diabelli) form the weightiest part of Beethoven's legacy to pianists and lovers of piano music, they by no means tell the full story. In his highly acclaimed survey of the complete music for solo piano, Ronald Brautigam has previously recorded the early, unnumbered sonatas, the Bagatelles and the earlier sets of variations. He now treats us to a disc of rondos and piano pieces, spanning from one of the very earliest surviving works – a Rondo in C major composed by a 13-year old Beethoven – to what is often referred to as the composer's ‘Last Musical Thought’, an Andante maestoso in C major. This piece is in fact an arrangement, possibly by Anton Diabelli, based on parts of a movement for string quintet.
Sigi Schwab & Percussion Academia – Live at Schlachthof, Munich (1989)

Sigi Schwab & Percussion Academia – Live at Schlachthof, Munich (1989)
XLD Flac+Cue+Log = 379 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 149 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD | Melosmusik GS 706 WP | Acoustic Jazz | Germany

Sigi Schwab composed music for countless TV sequels, films, theater, ballett, performances and chamber music. He is the only European guitarist being awarded the "Ovation Award". Besides the Classical Ensemble, the Diabelli Trio and the Percussion Academia (until Guillermo Marchena died in 1994) Sigi Schwab now performs with the Percussion Project. This is a real beautiful live recording – a masterpiece of acoustic music with influences from all over the world !
Johannes Brahms - Händel Variationen, Walzer, Rhapsodien (Ragna Schirmer)

Johannes Brahms - Händel Variationen, Walzer, Rhapsodien (Ragna Schirmer)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 220 Mb
Date: 2010

Brahms' works for piano open and close his career as a composer. In his earliest sets of variations, especially those of Op. 9, the melody is of primary importance, and Brahms clings to it while freely changing the harmony. His later studies of Beethoven, however, led to his transformation of the melody into something new, adhering to the theme's basic phrase structure and harmonic pattern. As had Bach in his "Goldberg" Variations and Beethoven in the "Diabelli" Variations, Brahms, in the Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel, Op. 24, constructed a sprawling masterwork ……..