Following on from his recent debut album for DG focused around Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, the celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder rejoins the celebrations of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary that come to a climax with a breath-taking live performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with his long-time friend Christian Thielemann conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker. Recorded in 2016 the recording is also the first release on DG of Christian Thielemann and the Berliner Philharmoniker. The album is completed with a recording by Buchbinder of Beethoven’s six variations for piano op. 34.