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Mitsuko Uchida

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (CD)

Mitsuko Uchida is an incomparable interpreter of the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. 6 years after her last album with Decca Classics, the pianist presents Beethoven's Diabelli Variations on her latest album. The Diabelli Variations, completed in 1823, are Ludwig van Beethoven's last major piano work and not only mark the pinnacle of his creations of variations, but are also among the most important and complex contributions to this art form.

Recorded at Snape Maltings, one of the world's great concert halls with which Mitsuko feels a close affinity.

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Tema: Vivace
Var. I Alla Marcia maestoso
Var. II Poco Allegro
Var. III L’istesso tempo
Var. IV Un poco più vivace
Var. V Allegro vivace
Var. VI Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
Var. VII Un poco più Allegro
Var. VIII Poco vivace
Var. IX Allegro pesante e risoluto
Var. X Presto
Var. XI Allegretto
Var. XII Un poco più moto
Var. XIII Vivace
Var. XIV Grave e maestoso
Var. XV Presto scherzando
Var. XVI Allegro
Var. XVII Allegro
Var. XVIII Poco moderato
Var. XIX Presto
Var. XX Andante
Var. XXI Allegro con brio – Meno Allegro – Tempo I
Var. XXII Allegro molto (Alla “Notte e giorno faticar” di Mozart)
Var. XXIII Allegro assai
Var. XXIV Fughetta: Andante
Var. XXV Allegro
Var. XXVI (Piacevole)
Var. XXVII Vivace
Var. XXVIII AllegroSS
Var. XXIX Adagio ma non troppo
Var. XXX Andante, sempre cantabile
Var. XXXI Largo, molto espressivo
Var. XXXII Fuga: Allegro – Poco Adagio
Var. XXXIII Tempo di Minuetto, moderato

Mitsuko Uchida (piano)