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From the Archives - Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Pianist Alfred Brendel.
Decca Records
Pianist Alfred Brendel.

50 composers were asked to write one variation on a little waltz, but Beethoven created 33 variations of such creativity and originality that it has been described as the “greatest piano work of all.”

Compositions and Recordings

33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Alfred Brendel, piano

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