Label: Decca - SXL 2262,Decca - SXL.2262 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: UK • Genre: Classical • Style: Classical, Romantic
There are many good points in English pianist Julius Katchen 's recording of Beethoven 's Diabelli Variations and the recording of his Op.
Katchen clearly has the technique to play late Beethovenand nothing here is beyond him, neither the knuckle-busting fugue at the climax of the Variations, nor the finger-twisting triple trills near the close of the sonata. Katchen certainly understands everything in these enormous works, and no nuance goes unnoticed, neither the Diabelli 's many-sided humor nor the sonata's ad astra Theme And Variations 1 - 21 - Beethoven* aspera heroic trajectory.
There are other problems with the performance, though. Katchen 's playing, while supremely polished, has nary a note of spontaneity in it. Every attack, every release, every shade, and every color sounds like it was thoroughly considered prior to the performances, and then performed exactly that way, so there's not a hint of excitement in Katchen 's interpretations. The Variations' humor is so dry it is brittle, and the sonata's dramatic trajectory is as predictable as death and taxes.
Because the pianist seems more relaxed, there is more to enjoy in Katchen 's recording of Beethoven 's Polonaise in C major, but the remainder of the performances Theme And Variations 1 - 21 - Beethoven* only likely to appeal to die-hard Katchen fans.
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Track Listing. Tema: Vivace. Julius Katchen. Variation 1: Alla marcia maestoso. Variation 2: Poco allegro. Variation 3: L'istesso tempo. Variation 5: Allegro vivace. Variation 6: Allegro ma non troppo e serioso. Variation 8: Poco vivace. Variation 9: Allegro pesante e risoluto. Zabíjíš Krásně - Sahara*, Precedens - Šílený Pondělí Presto.
Variation Allegretto. Variation Vivace. Variation Grave e maestoso. Variation Presto scherzando. Variation Allegro. Variation Poco moderato. Variation Andante. Variation Allegro con brio - Meno allegro. Variation Allegro molto alla "Notte e giorno faticar" di Mozart.
Variation Allegro assai. Variation Fughetta: Andante. Variation Piacevole. Variation Adagio ma non troppo. Variation Andante, sempre cantabile. VOIA - Hyperloop Largo, molto espressivo. Variation Fuga: Allegro. Variation Tempo di minuetto moderato. Polonaise for piano in C major, Op. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile.
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