Alfred Brendel - Beethoven Diabelli Variations Op. 120



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180g Vinyl LP! Pressed at Optimal!
Mastered At Abbey Road Studios From Original Analogue Source!

Alfred Brendel performs Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. The pianist is one of the finest interpreters of the Diabelli Variations.

Decca celebrates Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements with the release of four iconic Brendel albums from the analogue era. Presented with original artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal GmbH, each release is carefully mastered from original analogue sources at Abbey Road studios. Every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the original intentions of the musicians and recording engineers.

Alfred Brendel’s place among the greatest musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is assured. Renowned for his masterly interpretations of the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Liszt, he is one of the indisputable authorities in musical life today.

An exclusive artist for the Philips label since 1969, Brendel’s discography is now among the most extensive of any pianist, reflecting a repertoire of solo, chamber and orchestral works by the major composers from the central European tradition from Bach through to Schoenberg.


  • • 180g Vinyl
  • • Pressed at Optimal GmbH
  • • Mastered from original analogue sources
  • • Mastered at Abbey Road Studios

Alfred Brendel, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 in C Major
Side A:
Var. 1: Alla marcia maestoso
Var. 2: Poco allegro
Var. 3: L'istesso tempo
Var. 4: Un poco piu vivace
Var. 5: Allegro vivace
Var. 6: Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
Var. 7: Un poco pio allegro
Var. 8: Poco vivace
Var. 9: Allregro pesante e risuluto
Var. 10: Presto
Var. 11: Allegretto
Var. 12: Un pop piu moto
Var. 13: Vivace
Var. 14: Grave e maestoso
Var. 15: Presto scherzando
Var. 16: Allegro
Var. 17: Allegro
Var. 18: Poco moderato
Var. 19: Presto
Var. 20: Andante

Side B:
Var. 21: Allegro con brio - Meno allegro
Var. 22: Allegro molto alla "Notte e giorno faticar" di Mozart
Var. 23: Allegro assai
Var. 24: Fughette (Andante)
Var. 25: Allegro
Var. 26: (Piacevole)
Var. 27: Vivace
Var. 28: Allegro
Var. 29: Adaigio ma non troppo
Var. 30: Andante, sempre cantabile
Var. 31: Largo, molto espressive
Var. 32: Fuga (Allegro)
Var. 33: Tempo di minuetto moderato (aber nicht schleppend)

Additional Information

Record Label Decca
Music Genre Classicals