Grammy Award-winning pianist Sir András Schiff is a titan of the keyboard, bringing his distinctive blend of clarity and authority to repertoire from Bach to Bartók.
Tonight he continues his long association with Bach’s music in a performance of the composer’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations – a monumental work composed, according to its title-page, ‘for the refreshment of the spirits’.
The resulting Aria and variations are a compositional wonder, a sequence of musical miniatures unequalled in all Bach’s output.
J. S. Bach
‘Goldberg’ Variations 71’
Sir András Schiff piano
There will be no interval
- Recorded for broadcast on BBC Four on 3 September