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Celebrating 200 Years of the Diabelli ProjectTo commemorate the bicentennial of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, the Divine Art label proudly presents " 200 Years: Diabelli Variations". Originally introduced by Anton Diabelli with words of admiration for it's innovation and artistic brilliance, the Diabelli Variations have since transcended time, becoming a cornerstone of the piano repertoire, rivalling even the esteemed works of J.S. Bach.The story behind the Diabelli Variations adds to their mystique. Legend has it that Beethoven initially dismissed Diabelli's theme as a mere "cobbler's patch." Yet, he later transformed this simple waltz into a complex, kaleidoscopic masterpiece, showcasing a wide range of characters, styles, and textures. From playful parodies to profound meditations, Beethoven's variations span over 60 minutes of inventive musical exploration.Renowned pianist Dina Parakhina, who first performed the Diabelli Variations during her final recital at the Moscow Conservatory, brings her deep understanding and lifelong study of this monumental work to her latest recording. Parakhina's interpretation captures the intricate structural unity and the emotional depth of Beethoven's composition, reflecting her illustrious career and devotion to classical music.About Dina ParakhinaDina Parakhina, a distinguished Russian pianist and educator, has been a Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music since 2009 and a College Fellow since 2019. She has taught at prestigious institutions such as the Central Music School in Moscow and Chetham's School of Music, and currently holds a position at the Royal Northern College of Music. Parakhina has performed globally as a soloist, made numerous recordings, and given master-classes around the world. Her expertise and passion for music have also seen her serve on juries for international piano competitions.Parakhina's illustrious career began in Sochi and led her to study under notable mentors in Moscow. She toured extensively with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and later organized significant projects like the Medtner Marathon, which celebrated the works of Nikolai Medtner. Her recording of Medtner's Piano Sonatas and Fairy Tales was critically acclaimed, highlighting her dedication to bringing classical masterpieces to contemporary audiences.Join us in celebrating 200 years of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations with Dina Parakhina's remarkable new recording, a tribute to the timeless genius of Beethoven and the enduring beauty of his music.