Pianist James Lisney

Beethoven – The Diabelli Variations

James Lisney - piano

Thursday 14th October 2021

8:00 pm

Image credit Suzie Maeder

The late works of composers, artists and writers can be intransigent and contradictory, sometimes valedictory, but often display an exceptional aesthetic mastery and distilled artistic focus.

Beethoven’s ‘Diabelli’ variations, 33 variations for piano on a waltz by the music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli. Considered to be one of the greatest sets of variations for keyboard alongside Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ variations, it is a work of great wit, humour, ingenuity, allusion and parody combined with a vast range of textures, pulse, sonority and movement.

The audience will not exceed 150, to allow for comfortable distancing.

Please note that there is no interval in this performance.

Franz Schubert Impromptus D 935 nos 1 and 3
Ludwig van Beethoven 33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer von Diabelli, opus 120

Ticket & Booking Information
£20 (£5 concession for students, U16, full time carers and jobseekers)
ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

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