Beethoven: Piano Variations

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Beethoven: Piano Variations

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572160
(8.572160)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th July 2010

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0747313216079

Length:

73 minutes

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Beethoven: Piano Variations


Beethoven:

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Variations (12) on the 'Menuet à la Vigano' by Haibel, WoO 68

Variations (12) on a Russian Dance, WoO 71

Variations (10) in B-flat major on the duet 'La stessa, la stessissima' from the opera Falstaff by Antonio Salieri, WoO 73

Eight variations in F major on Tändeln und Scherzen (by Süssmayr), WoO 76

Variations (6) on an original theme 'Die Ruinen von Athen', Op. 76


Ian Yungwook Yoo (piano)

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The art of variation lies at the heart of much music, including that of Beethoven, who practised this demanding technique as both performer and composer at many stages throughout his career.

For his ‘Eroica’ Variations Beethoven used a theme originally written for his ballet music from The Creatures of Prometheus which he later incorporated into his Third Symphony.

Other variations, whether based on the music of his contemporaries or of his own invention, such as the famous Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens, provide considerable insights to Beethoven’s much vaunted virtuosity and profound creativity.

Ludwig van Beethoven: 15 Variations and a Fugue in E flat major on an Original Theme, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"

15 Variations and a Fugue in E flat major on an Original Theme, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"

Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations on the Menuet a la Vigano from Haibel's Le nozze disturbate, WoO 68

12 Variations on the Menuet a la Vigano from Haibel's Le nozze disturbate, WoO 68

Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Russian Dance from Wranitzky's Das Waldmadchen, WoO 71

12 Variations on a Russian Dance from Wranitzky's Das Waldmadchen, WoO 71

Ludwig van Beethoven: 10 Variations in B flat major on the Duet La stessa, le stessissima from Salieri's Falstaff, WoO 73

10 Variations in B flat major on the Duet La stessa, le stessissima from Salieri's Falstaff, WoO 73

Ludwig van Beethoven: 8 Variations in F major on the Trio Tandeln und Scherzen from Sussmayr's Solimann der Zweite, WoO 76

8 Variations on the Trio Tandeln und Scherzen from Sussmayr's Solimann der Zweite, WoO 76

Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Variations in D major on an Original Theme, Op. 76

6 Variations in D major on an Original Theme, Op. 76

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