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Monica Chew Plays Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Monica Chew Plays Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Albany hill

Sat, January 6, 2018 3:00 PM, PST

6 of 25 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Toilet with a slash through it
No bathroom at this event
Cats live here
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Overlooking the Berkeley Hills with sweeping views, come listen to Monica perform.

What's the music?

Doors open at 3:00, music starts at 3:30.

I'll be playing Beethoven's magnum opus for piano, the op. 120 Diabelli variations! In 1819 composer Antonin Diabelli wrote a rather mundane waltz and invited all of the important composers (including Schubert, Hummel, and even Liszt!) to write variations on it, with the intention of fundraising for survivors of the Napoleonic Wars. In typical fashion, Beethoven went way overboard, writing 33 variations in a period of 4 years that transmogrify Diabelli's banal source material into something transcendent and divine. These variations last an hour, but most likely I'll break after variation 17 for a more groupmuse-friendly format.

If time permits, I'll start with a smaller work, possibly some Debussy preludes, or maybe Chick Corea.


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