3 April 2013
Better Know a Bach Soloist: András Schiff
While this week marks his first time conducting us, it’s not Hungarian-born pianist András Schiff's first time at the New York Philharmonic rodeo; in fact, tonight will mark his 20th performance with the Orchestra when he appears both as conductor and pianist for The Bach Variations’s final series: Bach's Keyboard Concertos in F minor and D major, plus Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 9 and Schumann's Symphony No. 4.
"[I]t was as if Mr. Schiff were channeling Bach, not just performing him," raved The New York Times of András’s artistry. Get a taste for that channeling above with the Prelude and Fugue in C minor from Book I of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier.