Just announced! Rudolf Buchbinder becomes exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist to mark the upcoming 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Buchbinder will be playing Beethoven, as well as Schubert and Brahms with violinist Julian Rachlin, at the RIGA JURMALA Music Festival this year on 20 July!
In the context of a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Andris Nelsons on 9 April 2019, Rudolf Buchbinder signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in Hanover, Germany. The thrilling start is an innovative project around Ludwig van Beethoven’s epochal Diabelli Variations Op. 120. After recordings in 1973 and 1976, Buchbinder dedicates himself, 43 years later, to a new recording of Beethoven’s final major piano work. The world première recording of a series of new Diabelli Variations, composed by eleven leading composers of our time to mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday, will also be released. Dr Clemens Trautmann, President of Deutsche Grammophon, is looking forward to the future collaboration with Buchbinder and especially to the adventure of the new Diabelli Variations. “Rudolf Buchbinder knows Beethoven’s work very intimately and, perhaps for this very reason, discovers new worlds in these works like no other. His Diabelli project will be a unique contribution to the Beethoven Year. It bridges the gap between Beethoven and his contemporaries and again to us in the present time.”