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Beethoven, L. van: Late Piano Sonatas, Op. 101, 106 'Hammer-Klavier', 109-111
Clementi & Beethoven: Sonatinas Op. 36 - Sonatinas Ahn. 005, WoO 50-51
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Sonatas Op. 27 'Quasi una Fantasia'; Op. 13 'Pathétique'; 'Eroica' Variations and Fugue, Op. 35
Various Composers: Liszt, 'La Campanella'; Clementi, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Busoni
Beethoven, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 30, Op. 109; J. Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5
Piano Favourites: I (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn...)
Beethoven, Von Webern, Donizetti: Trios for flute, bassoon and piano
Bach, J.S.: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Schubert, F.: Sonata in B flat major D 960, Allegretto D 910, Moments Musicaux D 780, Hungarian Melody D 817 [2-album set]
Schubert, F.: Piano Sonata in D major, D 850; Drei Klavierstuecke D 946

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Beethoven, L. van: Variations 'Diabelli' Op. 120 & Bagattellas Op. 126

Giovanni Mazzocchin, Piano

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Album catalog: OC17072c
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037345
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Beethoven, L. Van: Veränderungen über einen Walzer von Diabelli (Variations), Op. 120 [33]
Beethoven, L. Van: Bagattellas Op. 126 [6]

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"33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer einen Walzer von Diabelli": this is the original German title chosen by Beethoven for one of his last great bursts of musical inspiration. Even the title is remarkable, indeed, he did not choose the traditional word "Variation", but the more germanic-sounding "Veränderungen", whose approximate translation could be "transformation". As a matter of fact, the word "tranformation" fits the purpose: by going through the whole composition, the listener (and the pianist) can realize Beethoven's will for the conversion and destruction of the coarse and childish theme written by Diabelli.
The master from Bonn did not solely "kindle" the futile waltz, but also rediscovered (after the last three sonatas) the great masters of the previous century (in the two fugues) and of the Viennese school (in the last Minuetto).
Even though the Diabelli Variations constitute the master's last outstanding work for the piano, he did not use it so as to give his ultimate farewell to the instrument. While he was delving into the great string quartets, he found the time to write the final set of Bagattellas (literally "trivial things"), in which any kind of rhetoric and wish for greatness is abandoned in order to reach a lighter and fainter musical language: namely the Bagattellas are truly "romantic" creations.
Giovanni Mazzocchin, young promise of Italian pianism, gives to Diabelli Variations (aka. "Transformations") an analytical and very precise reading.
Recording is native 88.2/24-bits, captured by Sennheiser mics. and Prism Sound pres/converters.

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Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2017
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Equipment used: Sennheiser mics.
Instrument(s) used: 9-foot Steinway D piano
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