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Piano concert in 1989

Sir András Schiff plays Bach Piano concert in 1989


One master pays tribute to another in this stunning recital, recorded in 1989 by Bruno Monsaingeon's cameras! Hungarian piano legend Sir András Schiff plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, starting with the effervescent Italian Concerto in F Major. You can count on one hand the number of pianists who think as deeply about Bach, or play his music as well, as Schiff—and in this spellbinding program, the virtuoso wrings every ounce of expression from the score while respecting Bach's finely wrought architecture.

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
    • 1. (without tempo indication)
    • 2. Andante
    • 3. Allegro vivace
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Capriccio in B-flat major "Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo", BWV 992
    • I. "Ist eine Schmeichelung der Freunde, um denselben von seiner Reise abzuhalten" Arioso: Adagio
    • 2. "Ist eine Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Casuum, die ihm in der Fremde könnten vorfallen." (Andante)
    • 3. "Ist ein allgemeines Lamento der Freunde." Adagioissimo
    • 4. "Allhier kommen die Freunde, weil sie doch sehen, dass es anders nicht sein kann, und nehmen Abschied."(Andante con moto)
    • 5. Aria di Postiglione - Allegro poco
    • 6. Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
    • 1. Allemande
    • 2. Courante
    • 3. Sarabande
    • 4. Gavotte
    • 5. Bourrée
    • 6. Loure
    • 7. Gigue
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903


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  • Production date: 1989
  • Duration: 53 min
  • Production: © Metropolitan
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