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
play for you Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One,
24 preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys. It is one of
the major artistic and musical achievements by any composer, and
Johann Sebastian Bach is, to me at least, the greatest of them. This is
very much an educational piece for the learning and studying of musical
forms for young people, but in the hands of this great master, Bach,
this becomes an unforgettable spiritual and almost religious
experience. Thank you very much for being here to share this with any.
-- to share this with me. Experience the power
of the BBC Proms. Get in the party spirit
and join us for the Last Night.
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.