Andras Schiff Plays Bach BBC Proms


Andras Schiff Plays Bach

World-renowned pianist Sir Andras Schiff returns to the Royal Albert Hall for another solo Bach recital. He performs Book One of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.


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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am Andras Schiff, and I'm here to

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play for you Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One,

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24 preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys. It is one of

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the major artistic and musical achievements by any composer, and

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Johann Sebastian Bach is, to me at least, the greatest of them. This is

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very much an educational piece for the learning and studying of musical

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forms for young people, but in the hands of this great master, Bach,

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this becomes an unforgettable spiritual and almost religious

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experience. Thank you very much for being here to share this with any.

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-- to share this with me. Experience the power

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of the BBC Proms. Get in the party spirit

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and join us for the Last Night.

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After his extraordinary performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations at the 2015 Proms, world-renowned pianist Sir Andras Schiff returns to the Royal Albert Hall for another solo Bach recital. He performs Book One of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, a cycle that he will complete next year with Book Two. Almost three centuries after Bach composed his two sequences of preludes and fugues in all 24 keys, 'the 48' remains a touchstone for all great pianists.