A monumental set of 33 variations built from a simple waltz theme by Anton Diabelli. A stunning performance of a legendary masterwork by one of the great pianists of our time. Pianist Gabriel Chodos has been a revered New England Conservatory faculty member for a quarter-century.
"It is amazing to me that Beethoven’s mind, so profound and so complex, could encompass both the glorious transcendence of the Op. 111 and the ambiguity, or perhaps renunciation, of the Diabelli Variations. Which of these is the appropriate reaction to the conundrum of life, the prayer or the shrug? Every human being must make that decision for himself". - Gabriel Chodos