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Sir András Schiff

Apr 5th 2018 @ Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street

New York, NY
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Thursday, April 5th, 2018
8:00 PM
Show: 8:00 pm

Twisting threads of counterpoint, effervescent wit, and melancholy laments define the music that spans Bach to Brahms on this program. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B Minor are sublime, while the poignant tone and opening theme of Mozart's Rondo in A Minor prefigure Chopin. Forlorn episodes appear in Brahms’s final piano works, but also rays of sunshine, gentle cheer, and heroic resolve. Sir András Schiff is a master of this repertoire and “stands with perhaps only a handful of pianists in his total achievement of the most severe beauty” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Performers
Sir András Schiff, Piano

Program
SCHUMANN Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 24
BRAHMS Three Intermezzos, Op. 117
MOZART Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 118
BACH Prelude and Fugue in B Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 119
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux"