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Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS

Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD349
UPC: 855317003493
  1. 01 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Tema Vivace
  2. 02 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 1 Alla marcia maestoso
  3. 03 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 2 Poco allegro
  4. 04 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 3 L’istesso tempo
  5. 05 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 4 Un poco piu vivace
  6. 06 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 5 Allegro vivace
  7. 07 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 6 Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
  8. 08 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 7 Un poco piu allegro
  9. 09 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 8 Poco vivace
  10. 10 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 9 Allegro pesante e risoluto
  11. 11 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 10 Presto
  12. 12 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 11 Allegretto
  13. 13 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 12 Un poco piu moto
  14. 14 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 13 Vivace
  15. 15 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 14 Grave e maestoso
  16. 16 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 15 Presto scherzando
  17. 17 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 16 Allegro
  18. 18 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 17
  19. 19 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 18 Poco moderato
  20. 20 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 19 Presto
  21. 21 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 20 Andante
  22. 22 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 21 Allegro con brio – Meno allegro
  23. 23 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 22 Allegro molto (alla Notte e giorno faticar di Mozart)
  24. 24 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 23 Allegro assai
  25. 25 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 24 Fughetta. Andante
  26. 26 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 25 Allegro
  27. 27 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 26
  28. 28 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 27 Vivace
  29. 29 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 28 Allegro 
  30. 30 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 29 Adagio ma non troppo
  31. 31 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 30 Andante sempre cantabile
  32. 32 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 31 Largo molto espressivo
  33. 33 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 32 Fuga. Allegro
  34. 34 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 33 tempo di Menuetto moderato (ma non tirarsi dietro)

MURIEL CHEMIN – BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations represent one of the greatest works for solo piano ever to be written. Throughout this monumental work, Beethoven dazzles us with his ability to make Diabelli’s theme become anything he wants it to be. Diabelli’s waltz has often been dismissed as rather primitive, even by Beethoven himself. The theme is, therefore, a wonderful example of the irrelevance of where a great composer’s musical material comes from, and the corresponding importance of how the composer manipulates and develops that material. Just as composers of the Renaissance could build profound Mass settings from trivial secular tunes, so Beethoven develops a vast musical edifice from an apparently unlikely source. The sheer variety of musical directions which he finds possible in a set of variations is breathtaking. At times he seems to confront, even mock, the rustic nature of Diabelli’s theme, but in the next breath transforms it into something dignified and sublime.

For award-winning pianist Muriel Chemin, these variations are really “transformations” and, alongside Beethoven’s sonatas, have become an integral part of her repertoire. She is considered one of the most convincing and original interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, described by Hebdo National as: “Simply one of the best interpreters of Beethoven in the world.”

“The stylistic choices of Muriel Chemin… fully grasp the pivotal role that Beethoven occupies between Classicism and Romanticism. Musical intelligence, clarity in the reproduction of the structure and fluidity of the text, and all with an amazing emotional accuracy”. Diapason

“A superb musical personality […]” Classica

“[…] the combination of rigour, richness and analytical awareness are astonishing”. Le Monde de la Musique

“Her clarity, precision, dynamism and artistic authoritativeness are formidable”. Repertoire

Booklet in English, French and German.
Program notes by Hugh Collins Rice.

01 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Tema Vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  1. 01 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Tema Vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  2. 02 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 1 Alla marcia maestoso // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  3. 03 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 2 Poco allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  4. 04 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 3 L’istesso tempo // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  5. 05 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 4 Un poco piu vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  6. 06 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 5 Allegro vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  7. 07 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 6 Allegro ma non troppo e serioso // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  8. 08 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 7 Un poco piu allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  9. 09 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 8 Poco vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  10. 10 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 9 Allegro pesante e risoluto // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  11. 11 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 10 Presto // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  12. 12 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 11 Allegretto // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  13. 13 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 12 Un poco piu moto // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  14. 14 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 13 Vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  15. 15 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 14 Grave e maestoso // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  16. 16 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 15 Presto scherzando // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  17. 17 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 16 Allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  18. 18 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 17 // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  19. 19 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 18 Poco moderato // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  20. 20 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 19 Presto // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  21. 21 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 20 Andante // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  22. 22 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 21 Allegro con brio – Meno allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  23. 23 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 22 Allegro molto (alla Notte e giorno faticar di Mozart) // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  24. 24 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 23 Allegro assai // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  25. 25 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 24 Fughetta. Andante // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  26. 26 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 25 Allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  27. 27 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 26 // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  28. 28 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 27 Vivace // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  29. 29 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 28 Allegro  // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  30. 30 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 29 Adagio ma non troppo // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  31. 31 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 30 Andante sempre cantabile // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  32. 32 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 31 Largo molto espressivo // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  33. 33 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 32 Fuga. Allegro // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS
  34. 34 – Beethoven Diabelli Variations – Var. 33 tempo di Menuetto moderato (ma non tirarsi dietro) // Muriel Chemin - BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS