The composer Richard Wagner, a Beethoven admirer, knew why Beethoven cultivated the genre of theme and variations, writing, "Because he could be much more creative than in other forms…"
In this concert, Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam performs on a historic fortepiano. On the program: three great opuses of theme and variations, including the famous Diabelli Variations.
Ludwig van Beethoven:
with Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Recorded by West German Radio, Cologne (WDR) in the Beethoven House, Bonn am September 12, 2015.