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Rudolf Buchbinder / Berliner Philharmoniker

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1/Piano Variations (CD)

Celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder releases his second album with Deutsche Grammophon following his exclusive contract with the label in 2019.

The album captures a breath-taking live performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1. from 2016 between Buchbinder, his long-time friend Christian Thielemann, and the Berlin Philharmonic. This does not only represent the first DG release with Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonic but also celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary this year.

The album is completed with Beethoven’s six variations for piano op. 34 recorded in August 2019.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C major op. 15

A 1. Allegro con brio 15:42
B 2. Largo 9:30
C 3. Rondo. Allegro 8:58

Rudolf Buchbinder piano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Christian Thielemann conductor


Variations on an Original Theme in F major op. 34

D Tema. Adagio. Cantabile 1:47
E Var. I 1:44
F Var. II. Allegro ma non troppo 1:06
G Var. III. Allegretto 1:23
H Var. IV. Tempo di Menuetto 1:26
I Var. V. Marcia. Allegretto 2:40
J Var. VI. Allegretto – Adagio molto 4:43

Rudolf Buchbinder piano