Thursday, February 02, 2012

Theme and Variations: Squeezing Out Every Last Drop of Meaning!

The 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120, commonly known as the Diabelli Variations, is a set of variations for the piano written between 1819 and 1823 by Ludwig van Beethoven on a waltz composed by Anton Diabelli. One of the supreme compositions for the piano, it often shares the highest honours with Bach's Goldberg Variations.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

What is it that motivated Beethoven to write the Variations?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33_Variations