The legendary Daniel Barenboim, among his countless other accomplishments, is one of the world’s foremost Beethoven experts, having played or conducted just about every note the composer ever wrote. In this sensational live concert behind the closed doors of Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal—the first in a series of Moments musicaux (musical moments) with Barenboim—he regales us with Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, a late masterwork brimming with heart and humor that the great Alfred Brendel called “the greatest of all piano works.” For this monumental work during this important Beethoven year, we—and Ludwig himself—couldn’t be in better hands!
Daniel Barenboim appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.
Photo: Daniel Barenboim © Silvia Lelli
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