SW's Gavin Borchert reviews Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Variations in A Major, WoO 71, Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
When: 2:45 to 2:55 p.m., today
Where: KUOW, 94.9
In Brief, Gavin Says:
Two sets of variations, one early and one late. In the 50-minute Diabelli Variations, named after the composer who provided the theme, Beethoven takes a simple dance tune and spins out imaginative fancies that approach the profundities of his late piano sonatas.