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Ludwig van Beethoven

Context resumes its Season January 23 with the Diabelli Variations. Anton Diabelli wrote a short waltz and sent it to every composer he could think of, asking for a single variation from each. Beethoven weighed in, with a massive set of 33 Variations: a rollicking explosion of creativity, his last major piano composition, and a comic masterpiece. Read more ...

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Context’s Vaughn Graf piano from 1826.

CONTEXT is a one-of-a-kind ensemble devoted to the presentation of music from a wide range of styles and eras. Stylistically enlightened performances, historically appropriate instruments, and innovative programming combine to place compositions in their musical context.