Main Data
Author: Rudolf Buchbinder
Title: The Last Waltz 33 Stories About Beethoven, Diabelli and Piano Playing
Publisher: Amalthea Signum Verlag GmbH
ISBN/ISSN: 9783903217560
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 17.00
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Category: Music / Dance / Theater / Film
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 192
Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: ePUB
Table of contents
'Sometimes I feel as if he's sitting next to me.' Buchbinder on Beethoven No work has left a more lasting impression on star pianist Rudolf Buchbinder than Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. The Last Waltz explores the world of Beethoven, the publisher Anton Diabelli, and the musical Vienna of the early 19th century in 33 literary variations and offers a fascinating look at Buchbinder's personal approach to music: why did Buchbinder play the Diabelli variations at such a young age? How did he help to save Beethoven's manuscript of the piece? What does he think about while playing Beethoven? How much boogie-woogie is in Beethoven? Why should a musician trust him blindly when playing his music? And what inspired Buchbinder to send Diabelli's waltz to leading contemporary composers, reintroducing the Diabelli variations to the 21st century? The Last Waltz brings marvelous stories of music and people to life.

Rudolf Buchbinder is one of the leading pianists of our time. In the course of his 60-year career, his performances and recordings of Beethoven's works have set new standards for their interpretation. Buchbinder records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon and has served as artistic director of the Grafenegg Festival since 2007; his recordings have won numerous awards.