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Daniel Barenboim, piano

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    L. v. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, op. 120

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    Daniel Barenboim, piano
    • Tuesday 1 December 20:00
  • From €30 to €99
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • Música de Cambra

In 1819, Anton Diabelli invited various composers to participate in a somewhat unusual contest. The challenge was, a priori, very simple: to compose a variation on a pleasant but insignificant waltz of 64 bars in C major, which he himself had written.

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Tuesday

1 December 2020
Time:
20:00
Price:
From €30 to €99

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A total of 50 composers were invited, some as outstanding as Franz Schubert, Carl Czerny and Beethoven. But Beethoven went much further, writing not just one variation, but thirty-three, creating a monumental masterpiece and one of the highest pinnacles of pianistic literature. Beethoven varies, reformulates, squeezes and twists the original theme into unknown worlds, but always —or almost always— like a Sisyphus that invariably returns to the Don in a spiral that is both sublime and diabolical.

We will have the privilege of hearing these Thirty-three variations —or mutations, in the words of the musician— performed by Daniel Barenboim, a living legend of the piano who has approached them on several occasions and has left a legacy of three reference recordings.

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