Proms: Andras Schiff Performs Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’
Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday at 9 pm, tune in to hear pianist Andras Schiff take on the tremendous Goldberg Variations at the BBC Proms as part of a series of late-night solo Bach recitals.
The Grammy Award-winning musician known for his signature blend of clarity and authority over a wide of range of repertoire performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London on August 22. This compositional marvel is composed of 30 musical miniatures inside identical opening and closing arias.
The 1741 composition is unlike anything in Bach’s musical output. Named after the first performer of the piece, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, the work was originally written for harpsichord, but is now more commonly performed on the piano.
Sir Andras Schiff
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (All variations in G major apart from 15, 21, and 25 in G minor)