Sir András Schiff

Nov 12, 2023

Overview

Longtime Chicago favorite Sir András Schiff performs works from his extensive repertoire in a program introduced from the stage. An engaging and informative host, Schiff delves into the history and significance of each piece with “a commentary at once comic and serious" and "turns this pop-up master class into an unforgettable experience” (The Independent).

Schedule
Program
J.S. Bach

Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Bach

Capriccio on the departure of the beloved brother, BWV 992

Mozart

Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 570

Bach

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

Mozart

[Eine Kleine] Gigue, K. 574

Beethoven

Six Bagatelles, Op. 126

Beethoven

Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Schubert

Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817 [Encore]

Performers

Extras

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Music Comes Out of Silence

Sir András Schiff is one of the most important pianists of his generation. In his memoir, Music Comes Out of Silence, Schiff recounts his life and work, taking readers on an intimate journey from his childhood in Hungary through to the present day. Available at the Symphony Store.

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"We live in a very noisy world," says pianist Sir Andras Schiff. "Wherever we go — in restaurants, hotels, elevators — we are bombarded by 'music.' It’s always there, there’s no escape. So music is my oasis. It starts and ends in silence."
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After his landmark recordings of J.S. Bach’s most important keyboard music, Sir András Schiff has turned his attention to the composer’s preferred instrument: the clavichord.
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Throughout his career, Sir András Schiff has championed the works of J.S. Bach, whom he describes as a “great scientist who systematically set new challenges for himself, which he then solved at the highest level possible.”
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Iconic piano soloists are featured, including Van Cliburn, Cecile Licad, Ivo Pogorelich, and Peter Serkin in works by Bartók, Chopin, MacDowell, and Rachmaninov.
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Leonidas Kavakos believes that the Bach solo sonatas and partitas represent "the most important opus that we have in the violin repertoire,” he said. “There is nothing that surpasses them."
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Tom Bachtell — a Chicago-based illustrator and caricaturist — discusses his favorite CSO recordings.
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