Vaterländischer Künstlerverein Part I & II

Full Work Name: ‘Vaterländischer Künstlerverein’ Parts I & II (Vaterländischer Künstlerverein has various translations, including “Patriotic Artists’ Association”,”Art Association of the Fatherland”, “Patriotic Culture Club”, “Fatherland’s Society of Artists”, “National Artists’ Association”, “Native Artist’s Association” and “Native Society of Artists”.)
Form: Variations for solo piano
Composer: Theme by Anton Diabelli, 81 Variations by 51 Various Composers,
Year/Date: published in two parts in 1823 and 1824
Period: Romantic
Catalogue #: Part I by Beethoven, Op. 120 & Part II by 51 various composers
Movements: 83 variations

Vaterländischer Künstlerverein was a collaborative musical publication or anthology, incorporating 83 variations for piano on a theme by Anton Diabelli, written by 51 composers living in or associated with Austria. It was published in two parts in 1823 and 1824, by firms headed by Diabelli. It includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120 (a set of 33 variations), as well as single variations from 50 other composers including Carl Czerny, Franz Schubert, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ignaz Moscheles, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Franz Liszt (aged only 12 at the time of publication), and a host of lesser-known names including a son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others now largely forgotten.Vaterländischer Künstlerverein has various translations, including “Patriotic Artists’ Association”, “Art Association of the Fatherland”, “Patriotic Culture Club”, “Fatherland’s Society of Artists”, “National Artists’ Association”, “Native Artist’s Association” and “Native Society of Artists”.



Part I by Beethoven, Op. 120 Part II by 51 various composers


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