Sir András Schiff / Piano Recital

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András Schiff
András Schiff © Lukas Beck

The art of hearing anew

»When I am deeply absorbed in a composer, I physically and mentally begin to feel like him.« That is how the Hungarian pianist Sir András Schiff once described his intensive engagement with the great figures of music history. And this spiritual kinship was reflected time and time again in live performances and on multi-award-winning recordings of epochal piano cycles by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.

Even though Schiff has engaged intensively with the masterpieces of classical music over the course of his 50-year career, these works are, for Schiff, predestined to »be heard anew again and again«.

Playing on historic instruments is one way that offers him new perspectives. He also investigates the spirit and magic of these musical works of art by »framing« them in new ways in fascinating programmes. »I want us to bring a breath of fresh air into concert life. The best way of doing that is through good programmes.« With his solo recital, Schiff – who has just celebrated his 70th birthday – now achieves exactly that.


Sir András Schiff piano


Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven

Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria and a set of 30 variations
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo in B-flat major, BWV 992
Französische Suite Nr. 5 G-Dur BWV 816

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Eine kleine Gigue G-Dur KV 574

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ricercar a 6 / from: The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasie c-Moll KV 396

Joseph Haydn
Sonate Es-Dur Hob. XVI:52

– Interval –

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sechs Bagatellen op. 126
Sonate für Klavier C-Dur op. 53 »Waldstein-Sonate«

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Sir András Schiff

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.

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