Artists

Sir András Schiff

Piano, Host

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

"Goldberg-Variations" BWV 988

Approximate running time: 2h without intermission

One of the most renowned Bach interpreters of our time, Sir András Schiff brings his artistic vision and scholarly expertise to what may be the most fascinating (and most studied) keyboard work of the pre-Classical era. Nothing less than a masterclass in composition, the Goldberg Variations—originally published under the modest title "Aria with Diverse Variations"—are a landmark in Bach’s output and have become synonymous with the Baroque style itself, as well as one of the few compositions recognized far beyond the world of classical music. In this special lecture concert, Schiff will explore Bach’s score in words and performance.