Andras Schiff

Andras Schiff:

  • Plays the Music he Loves.

Schiff62Pianist András Schiff has a large repertoire, and he always remains loyal to the composers most important to him. These are the composers represented in this collection of early recordings, which include the music of Bach, Schumann, Haydn and Bartók.

On this album, the September 2015 CD of the Month, we get to listen to the following:

Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV1055

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056

Two-part Inventions Nos. 1-15, BWV772-786

Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) Nos. 1-15, BWV787-801


Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77

Romanian Folk Dances for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68 3

Rondos on Slovak Folk Tunes, BB 92, Sz. 84

Hungarian Peasant Songs for piano (15), BB 79, Sz. 71


Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20 Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50


Papillons, Op. 2

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Humoreske, Op. 20

Performed by Andras Schiff (piano)

Mr. Schiff has returned to each of the above piece repeatedly throughout his career, creating innovative recital programs around their works, and often recording individual pieces more than once as his interpretations develop. And it is interesting to hear this music, which was recorded at a relatively early stage in his career. Schiff already had a mature and distinctive voice, and his musical personality shines through in each of these recordings.  

Here is Bach’s French Suites as performed by András Schiff:  

And next, here is Mr. Schiff performing the Haydn Piano Sonata No. 33:  


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