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Donald Macleod talks to pianist and music scholar Charles Rosen, who tells the story behind Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's last 12 years, focusing on a single work, the Diabelli Variations. He talks to pianist and music scholar Charles Rosen, who tells the story behind the piece.

33 Variations on a Waltz by A Diabelli, Op 120 (1819-23)
Charles Rosen (piano)
Carlton Classics 30367 00112 - Trs 1-34.

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