Rudolf Buchbinder –  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15; 6 Piano Variations in F Major, Op. 34 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 48:55 minutes | 438 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder releases his second album. It captures a breath-taking live performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1. from 2016 between Buchbinder, his long-time friend Christian Thielemann, and the Berlin Philharmonics. This does not only represent the first DG release with Christian Thielemann and the Berlin Philharmonics but also celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary this year. The album is completed with Beethoven’s six variations for piano op. 34 recorded in August 2019, which is also when Buchbinder recorded his successful Diabelli Variations.


1. Rudolf Buchbinder – I. Allegro con brio (Live at Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin / 2016)
2. Rudolf Buchbinder – II. Largo (Live at Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin / 2016)
3. Rudolf Buchbinder – III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando (Live at Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin / 2016)
4. Rudolf Buchbinder – Thema. Adagio
5. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation I
6. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation II. Allegro ma non troppo
7. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation III. Allegretto
8. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation IV. Tempo di menuetto
9. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation V. Marcia. Allegretto
10. Rudolf Buchbinder – Variation VI. Coda. Allegretto