Sir András Schiff takes the stage at Jordan Hall for his first in-person appearance with Celebrity Series since 2016.
The program will include Classical and early Romantic works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, with each selection to be introduced from the stage. Hear from the artist himself about each work’s history and significance and gain insight into Mr. Schiff’s programmatic choices.
Experience the unexpected with one of the most authoritative and thoughtful pianists of our time.
Program (announced from the stage)
Bach Aria (from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988)
Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in d minor Op 54
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op 6
Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor
Beethoven Sonata No 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest”
“Sometimes it is good if maybe the person who is playing announces the pieces and tells the audience something about the music. They’ll see that this performer is a real person in flesh and blood, not some strange being from another planet, and there is not a wall between us. ”Sir András Schiff
“Each work is preceded by a commentary at once comic and serious….the leisurely whimsicality of his manner, and the light fluency of his touch, turn this pop-up masterclass into an unforgettable experience. ”The Independent