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Italian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Diabellical Waltz” with Rudolf Buchbinder

Due to corona, the planned international premieres of Rudolf Buchbinder’s ambitious project “Diabelli 2020” could only be realised, to a limited extent, after the premiere in March 2020. Now, however, the pianist will once again perform the new Diabelli Variations commissioned by him on 26 May 2021 in Milan at the Conservatorio G. Verdi. Alongside contributions by Brett Dean, Toshio Hosokawa, Brad Lubman, Philippe Manoury, Krzysztof Penderecki, Max Richter, Rodion Shchedrin, Johannes Maria Staud, Tan Dun and Jörg Widmann, the fabulous “Diabellical Waltz” by Lera Auerbach will also receive its Italian premiere.  

For Buchbinder, Beethoven’s 250th birthday was the occasion to ask eleven contemporary composers to write a variation on Diabelli’s model for Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. “The new Diabelli Variations,” says the pianist, “are a bow to Beethoven's genius.”

IE Lera Auerbach,
“Diabellical Waltz” for piano 
(Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)

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