Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

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Gramophone - Jed Distler
There's much to admire about Vladimir Ashkenazy's first recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. His Beethoven style is more forthright and sharply contoured than in the past.
Daily Telegraph - Richard Wigmore
Vladimir Ashkenazy certainly sees [the Diabelli Variations] as a whole, and brings clarity and muscular energy to the earlier variations and the barnstorming fugue, No 32.
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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Jed Distler
There's much to admire about Vladimir Ashkenazy's first recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. His Beethoven style is more forthright and sharply contoured than in the past.
Daily Telegraph - Richard Wigmore
Vladimir Ashkenazy certainly sees [the Diabelli Variations] as a whole, and brings clarity and muscular energy to the earlier variations and the barnstorming fugue, No 32.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947584018
  • Catalog Number: 000941802
  • Sales rank: 138,847

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Performance Credits
Vladimir Ashkenazy Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    My interest in classical music is confined mostly to solo keyboard - JS Bach and Beethoven to be even more specific. The first recording I ever purchased was of Ashkenazy playing Beethoven's Moonlight, Apassionata and Pathetique sonatas recommended to me by a sales clerk back in 1985. It was a revelation. Over the years I have listened to many different performances of Beethoven's keyboard works -including a live series by Richard Goode at the 92nd St Y in NYC. In my opinion no one comes close to Ashkenazy. This recording lends further support. I have been listening to it over and over in the car on my way to and from work or just driving around town for the last couple months - alternately marveling at Beethoven's compositions and Askenazy's mastery of them. Ashkenazy turned 70 a month before this was released. The elegance and genius of his mature years are reminiscent of another Vladimir - Horowitz - who is unrivaled when it comes to Mozart. This recording should not be missed.

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