Piano sonatas and variations
“Moonlight”, “Pathétique”, “Hammerklavier”, “Appassionata”: some of Beethoven’s piano sonatas have become widely known by their nicknames. But even the unnamed ones form an inexhaustible treasure-trove of masterpieces.
Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations” mark the pinnacle of his oeuvre for variations and next to Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” form one of the most important contributions to this genre.
In this video editor Mario Aschauer introduces us to his edition of the Diabelli Variations, describes their genesis and discusses performance practice issues.
Igor Levit performed the “Moonlight Sonata“ (Bärenreiter Urtext Edition).
Praised by leading pianists the new edition of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas offers an accurate, realiable and clearly layed-out text with informative forewords. Available at a special set price until January 4, 2021.