Beethoven, Ludwig van / Czerny, Carl / Liszt, Franz / Moscheles, Ignaz / Schubert, Franz et al.
Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz op. 120 / 50 Variations on a Waltz composed by Vienna's Most Excellent Composers and Virtuosos for Piano "Diabelli Variations"
- One-of-a-kind Urtext edition of the complete Diabelli Variations
- First Urtext edition of the “Fatherlandish Union of Artists” Part II variations
- Includes notes on performance practice of Viennese piano music during Beethoven’s day (Ger/Eng)
Edition no.
Volume / Series
Aschauer, Mario
Instrumentation of the work
Language(s) of text
German, English
Product format
Performance score, Anthology, Urtext edition
Pages / Format
XXXIX, 175 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Beethoven’s “Diabelli Variations”, written between 1819 and 1823, 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 addition to Beethoven, 50 other composers from Austria, mainly Vienna, followed Diabelli’s call to create variations for his famous waltz, among them Czerny, Moscheles, Fr. X. Mozart, Schubert, the 11-year-old Liszt and J. N. Hummel.

The variations first printed by Diabelli fictively as “Fatherlandish Union of Artists Part I” (Beethoven’s op. 120) and “Part II” (the 50 variations of Vienna’s “most excellent composers and virtuosos”) are presented here by Mario Aschauer for the first time in one edition. Furthermore the variations of Part II appear in an Urtext edition for the first time. The musical text is based on a meticulous study of the sources and for the first time relevant discrepancies between the main sources are presented in light grey print.

A detailed Critical Commentary (Eng) and notes regarding Viennese piano performance practice during Beethoven’s day complete this special Urtext edition based on the most current research.
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Press reviews
“an absolute ‘must-have’ for all pianophiles. A wonderful edition …“
(International Piano March 2021)

“Performers looking for an affordable, beautifully presented and meticulously edited score of the Beethoven Diabelli Variations will not go wrong picking up Bärenreiter’s BA 9657, while those who want to dig deeper into the music of Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century will find much to fascinate and enjoy in the larger BA 9656 edition. In both cases, these publications are truly impeccable scores.”
( May 2021)
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