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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.

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  1. themodernsound reblogged this from nyphil and added:
    Ahh my favorite prelude and fugue.
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