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Diabelli -Variationen op. 120
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jacob Leuschner

Diabelli -Variationen op. 120

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Label: Perfect Noise
UPC: 0719279933710
Catnr: PN 1902
Release date: 06 December 2019
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Label
Perfect Noise
UPC
0719279933710
Catalogue number
PN 1902
Release date
06 December 2019
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About the album

Even today, exactly two hundred years after the beginning of their creation, the "Diabelli Variations" still have a reputation among many concertgoers and organisers as being "awkward" or "unwieldy" and, in any case, difficult to understand. Jacob Leuschner proves the opposite.

Indeed, it is not an immediately accessible piece, let alone one that ingratiates itself the first time you hear it; like most of Beethoven's later works, it requires intense, concentrated engagement before it reveals its complex beauty.

Artist(s)

Jacob Leuschner (piano)

born in Freiburg in 1974, studied in Freiburg and Lübeck. His most important teachers were Helmut Barth, Michel Béroff, Konrad Elser and Leonard Hokanson. Since 1 989, he has performed as a soloist and sought-after chamber musician in many European countries, Japan, South Korea, China and the USA, and has been invited to numerous international festivals. He has been a regular participant in the funding project 'Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler' (Federal Selection Concerts Young Artists)held by Deutscher Musikrat. The awards he has won at major piano competitions testify to his artistic stature: Viotti (Vercelli), Beethoven (Vienna), Schubert (Dortmund), Mozart (Salzburg), Leeds, Rina Sala Gallo (Monza), Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb – to name just the most important ones. He is also the recipient...
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born in Freiburg in 1974, studied in Freiburg and Lübeck. His most important teachers were Helmut Barth, Michel Béroff, Konrad Elser and Leonard Hokanson.

Since 1 989, he has performed as a soloist and sought-after chamber musician in many European countries, Japan, South Korea, China and the USA, and has been invited to numerous international festivals. He has been a regular participant in the funding project "Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler" (Federal Selection Concerts Young Artists)held by Deutscher Musikrat.
The awards he has won at major piano competitions testify to his artistic stature: Viotti (Vercelli), Beethoven (Vienna), Schubert (Dortmund), Mozart (Salzburg), Leeds, Rina Sala Gallo (Monza), Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb – to name just the most important ones. He is also the recipient of the Possehl Music Prize, the Kai-Uwe von Hassel Prize and the Wiesbaden Mozart Prize.
Jacob Leuschner taught at the University of Music Lübeck, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT in Weimar. From 2008 to 201 4, he held a professorship at the University of Music in Cologne, and then followed a call to join the University of Music in Detmold. He regularly gives masterclasses in many European countries, Japan, China and Korea.
His repertoire ranges from the Virginalists to the present; one focus is the masters of Viennese classical music. He has performed the complete cycles of Mozart’s, Beethoven’s and Schubert’s piano sonatas at several occasions.
He also works as a juror at international piano competitions and as a publisher, and has dealt intensively with historical keyboard instruments. He is the founder and artistic director of the Brahms Piano Competition in Detmold.
His discography includes not only numerous chamber music pieces, such as the complete works for cello and piano by Reger with Guido Schiefen (Oehms Classics), but also the late Beethoven sonatas and Liszt transcriptions. In addition to two solo CDs, he released a complete recording of Mozart's sonatas for piano and violin in 201 7 with violinist Keiko Urushihara (Nippon Acoustic Records), which was met with enthusiasm by the Japanese trade press and awarded the "Excellence Award" by the Japanese State Office for Culture.
Today, Jacob Leuschner is one of the most distinguished and versatile German pianists of his generation.


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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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01.
Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Thema
01:00
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Jacob Leuschner
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var1 Alla marcia, maestoso
01:35
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var2 Poco allegro
00:50
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var3 l'istesso tempo
01:28
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var4 Un poco piu vivace
01:09
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var5 Allegro vivace
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var6 Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var7 Un poco piu allegro
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var8 Poco vivace
01:27
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120: Var9 Allegro pesante e risoluto
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var10 Presto
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var11 Allegretto
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var12 Un poco più mosso
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var13 Vivace
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var14 Grave e maestoso
03:54
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var15 Presto scherzando
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var16 Allegro
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var17
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var18 Poco moderato
01:45
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var19 Presto
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var20 Andante
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var21 Allegro con brio
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var22 Allegro molto
00:51
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var23 Allegro assai
00:59
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var24 Fughetta Andante
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var25 Allegro
00:48
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var26
01:06
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var27 Vivace
01:08
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var28 Allegro
01:15
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var29 Adagio ma non troppo
01:15
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Jacob Leuschner
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var30 Andante, sempre cantabile
01:54
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var31 Largo, molto espressivo
04:37
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var32 Fuga
03:04
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Diabelli-Variationen C-Dur op. 120 : Var33 Tempo di minuetto, moderato
03:56
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