Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations paired with Reger’s Telemann Variations

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven,Reger
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven * Reger
WORKS: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Reger: Telemann Variations
PERFORMER: Baumgartner, Then-Bergh (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 482 5880 (2003-16)

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Solid but not dazzling performances. The Reger has the edge; Erik Then-Bergh gives the work a grandeur and quasi-rhapsodic approach that is partially successful.

Claire Jackson