• The 1819 Diabelli Variations, Jan Michaels.

    From Mandryka@21:1/5 to All on Thu Oct 6 05:50:38 2022
    As everyone knows, Beethoven wrote some variations in 1819, and then left the project for a few years. The 1819 version -- if it can be called that -- is on record here on Track 9 disc 1 here


    It's very stylishly and elegantly and expressively and intimately played by Jan Michaels, a new name for me, but I intend to explore some of his other recordings.


    I can't help but think that The Diabelli Variations is like AoF in a way, in that the composer put the project aside for a considerable amount of time before returning to it. In the case of AoF I always feel that the best music came later, and recordings
    which just cover the earlier fugues leave out my favourite music.

    I don't know if I feel like that about the Diabelli Variations.

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