Diabelli-Variationen

Diabelli-Variationen

Music CD - 2013
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Publisher: München :, ECM,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ℗2013
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,stereo,rda
2 audio discs : digital, CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in

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Nov 08, 2013

A superb performance, actually two performances: one on a piano contemporary with Beethoven and the other on an early 20th century Bechstein, a piano more nearly like an early 19th century piano than the usual Steinway. There are tonally colored ranges in the earlier piano (of a type generally referred to somewhat misleadingly as a "fortepiano"*) and Schiff makes use of them. You may or may not like his overall approach--I do but my favorite performance remains one by Friedrich Gulda literally banging away on what I think is a Steinway and who famously said he would consider playing on early instruments when he had an audience of early ears--but as is almost always the case with early 19th century piano music, the early instrument is an eye-opener. For an "encore," Schiff throws in Opus 111 and the Bagatelles.

*The original full name of what we call the "piano" was cembalo col piano e forte (or something very close to that) which meant "a harpsichord that plays soft and loud" which got shortened to pianoforte for modern pianos and reversed when early pianos reappeared to fortepiano.

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