℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin
Released March 6, 2020
Duration 1h 35m 13s
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre Classical
 

The Diabelli Project

Rudolf Buchbinder

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33 Variations in C Major, Op. 120 on a Waltz by Diabelli  
1.1
Tema (Vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:46
1.2
Var. 1 (Alla marcia maestoso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:15
1.3
Var. 2 (Poco allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:45
1.4
Var. 3 (L’istesso tempo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:30
1.5
Var. 4 (Un poco più vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:11
1.6
Var. 5 (Allegro vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:52
1.7
Var. 6 (Allegro ma non troppo e serioso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:29
1.8
Var. 7 (Un poco più allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:01
1.9
Var. 8 (Poco vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:18
1.10
Var. 9 (Allegro pesante e risoluto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:39
1.11
Var. 10 (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:36
1.12
Var. 11 (Allegretto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:06
1.13
Var. 12 (Un poco più moto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:55
1.14
Var. 13 (Vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:56
1.15
Var. 14 (Grave e maestoso)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
3:11
1.16
Var. 15 (Presto scherzando)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:34
1.17
Var. 16 (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:57
1.18
Var. 17 (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:01
1.19
Var. 18 (Poco moderato)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:47
1.20
Var. 19 (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:57
1.21
Var. 20 (Andante)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:53
1.22
Var. 21 (Allegro con brio. Meno allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:58
1.23
Var. 22 (Allegro molto, alla ‘Notte e giorno faticar’ di Mozart)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:38
1.24
Var. 23 (Allegro assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:49
1.25
Var. 24 (Fughetta. Andante)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:06
1.26
Var. 25 (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:41
1.27
Var. 26 (Piacevole)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:14
1.28
Var. 27 (Vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:55
1.29
Var. 28 (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
0:58
1.30
Var. 29 (Adagio ma non troppo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:10
1.31
Var. 30 (Andante, sempre cantabile)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:51
1.32
Var. 31 (Largo, molto espressivo)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
3:54
1.33
Var. 32 (Fugue. Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:56
1.34
Var. 33 (Tempo di Minuet moderato)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder
4:02
1.35
Diabellical Waltz
Lera Auerbach; Rudolf Buchbinder
5:21
1.36
Variation for Rudi
Brett Dean; Rudolf Buchbinder
3:33
1.37
Verlust
Toshio Hosokawa; Rudolf Buchbinder
5:03
1.38
Rock it Rudi
Christian Jost; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:09
1.39
Variation for R.B.
Brad Lubman; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:44
1.40
Zwei Jahrhunderte später
Philippe Manoury; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:19
1.41
Diabelli
Max Richter; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:47
1.42
Variation on a Theme of Diabelli
Rodion Shchedrin; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:06
1.43
A propos de…Diabelli
Johannes Maria Staud; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:21
1.44
Blue Orchid
Tan Dun; Rudolf Buchbinder
4:49
1.45
Diabelli-Variation
Jörg Widmann; Rudolf Buchbinder
3:35
1.46
Var. 16 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Johann Nepomuk Hummel; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:04
1.47
Var. 18 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Friedrich Kalkbrenner; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:00
1.48
Var. 21 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Conradin Kreutzer; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:02
1.49
Var. 24 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Franz Liszt; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:03
1.50
Var. 26 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Ignas Moscheles; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:05
1.51
Var. 28 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:37
1.52
Var. 38 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Franz Schubert; Rudolf Buchbinder
1:58
1.53
Var. 6 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
Carl Czerny; Rudolf Buchbinder
2:46
Digital Booklet
Celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder releases his first album on Deutsche Grammophon. The collaboration sees him record not only his own new interpretation of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations but to commission 12 new variations himself, echoing the original story where in 1819 music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli wrote a 32-bar German Dance – a forerunner of the waltz – and sent it to more than 50 Austrian composers, asking each of them to write a variation on his original theme. Buchbinder has invited 12 contemporary composers to write a variation on Diabelli’s theme including (in order of appearance) Lera Auerbach (*1973), Brett Dean (*1961), Toshio Hosokawa (*1955), Christian Jost (*1963), Brad Lubman (*1962), Philippe Manoury (*1952), Krzysztof Penderecki (*1933), Max Richter (*1966), Rodion Shchedrin (*1932), Johannes Maria Staud (*1974), Tan Dun (*1957) and Jörg Widmann (*1973). At the time, Diabelli received contributions from Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837), Frédéric Kalkbrenner (1785-1849), Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849), Franz Liszt (1811-1886), who was barely eight years old when the invitation was issued, Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791-1844), Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Carl Czerny (1791-1857). Buchbinder has included these 8 variations that the original composer Diabelli received back on the album as well. Beethoven initially refused to write anything, and supposedly dismissed the theme for its banality – but four years later he sent the publisher his own Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli. The set, later hailed by conductor Hans von Bülow as a “microcosm of Beethoven’s genius”, turned out to be the composer’s last completed large-scale piano work.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon (DG) Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.98
-17.38 to -0.32
-24.00
-39.76 to -17.37
-20.52
-36.30 to -14.80
13
10 to 20
1
Tema (Vivace)
-1.04-20.02-17.012
2
Var. 1 (Alla marcia maestoso)
-0.65-17.37-14.812
3
Var. 2 (Poco allegro)
-10.76-27.99-25.311
4
Var. 3 (L’istesso tempo)
-8.92-28.01-25.312
5
Var. 4 (Un poco più vivace)
-2.08-21.29-18.111
6
Var. 5 (Allegro vivace)
-0.39-20.94-17.412
7
Var. 6 (Allegro ma non troppo e serioso)
-1.62-19.84-17.212
8
Var. 7 (Un poco più allegro)
-1.76-18.76-15.811
9
Var. 8 (Poco vivace)
-10.32-27.23-24.811
10
Var. 9 (Allegro pesante e risoluto)
-2.14-21.12-18.512
11
Var. 10 (Presto)
-1.33-20.41-17.311
12
Var. 11 (Allegretto)
-10.70-29.19-26.311
13
Var. 12 (Un poco più moto)
-3.86-24.29-21.612
14
Var. 13 (Vivace)
-1.13-20.43-15.012
15
Var. 14 (Grave e maestoso)
-1.19-24.64-21.314
16
Var. 15 (Presto scherzando)
-8.07-25.09-22.611
17
Var. 16 (Allegro)
-3.97-18.75-16.210
18
Var. 17 (Allegro)
-2.64-19.81-16.911
19
Var. 18 (Poco moderato)
-5.74-27.46-23.913
20
Var. 19 (Presto)
-3.64-21.37-18.511
21
Var. 20 (Andante)
-15.32-34.65-31.913
22
Var. 21 (Allegro con brio. Meno allegro)
-3.40-20.46-17.811
23
Var. 22 (Allegro molto, alla ‘Notte e giorno faticar’ di Mozart)
-2.34-22.60-19.713
24
Var. 23 (Allegro assai)
-1.36-19.70-16.913
25
Var. 24 (Fughetta. Andante)
-6.97-25.67-23.011
26
Var. 25 (Allegro)
-4.35-23.43-20.912
27
Var. 26 (Piacevole)
-7.80-26.36-23.511
28
Var. 27 (Vivace)
-3.25-20.18-17.412
29
Var. 28 (Allegro)
-3.64-20.92-18.113
30
Var. 29 (Adagio ma non troppo)
-3.94-27.22-23.214
31
Var. 30 (Andante, sempre cantabile)
-4.78-27.96-25.113
32
Var. 31 (Largo, molto espressivo)
-3.26-26.60-23.615
33
Var. 32 (Fugue. Allegro)
-1.46-19.57-16.312
34
Var. 33 (Tempo di Minuet moderato)
-0.99-24.76-21.315
35
Diabellical Waltz
-1.42-26.29-21.715
36
Variation for Rudi
-0.67-25.32-19.115
37
Verlust
-0.59-30.43-22.618
38
Rock it Rudi
-0.32-20.25-17.514
39
Variation for R.B.
-0.32-25.66-18.016
40
Zwei Jahrhunderte später
-0.32-21.17-16.312
41
Diabelli
-17.38-39.76-36.315
42
Variation on a Theme of Diabelli
-3.99-29.32-23.416
43
A propos de…Diabelli
-0.44-24.62-19.816
44
Blue Orchid
-5.78-35.43-29.820
45
Diabelli-Variation
-0.32-22.68-18.714
46
Var. 16 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-4.41-21.56-18.511
47
Var. 18 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-2.83-20.55-17.611
48
Var. 21 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-3.68-19.85-16.711
49
Var. 24 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-3.41-19.22-16.010
50
Var. 26 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-5.59-24.55-21.012
51
Var. 28 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-6.05-22.38-19.611
52
Var. 38 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-8.00-29.92-26.713
53
Var. 6 for Anton Diabelli's Waltz
-0.54-18.99-16.013

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