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Anton Diabelli

(b. Austria 1781, d. Austria 1858)

Diabelli will forever be known for the waltz theme on which Beethoven wrote his monumental thirty-three Diabelli Variations for piano solo. He also founded a successful publishing house (Diabelli & Co.) which became the first publisher of the music of Schubert, but he is now best remembered for a large number of highly imaginative pieces for piano duet in the high classical style. These duets provide the young pianist with invaluable training in the Mozart and Beethoven style, and are an insight into the styles of these great composers, to be absorbed before moving on to their solo works.