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Proms 2015 Prom 50: Bach – Goldberg Variations

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Prom 50: Bach – Goldberg Variations
22:15 Sat 22 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Sir András Schiff brings Bach’s monumental work for solo keyboard to the Royal Albert Hall. Join the great pianist on a voyage through this masterpiece. Broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 3 September.
Sir András Schiff brings Bach’s monumental work for solo keyboard to the Royal Albert Hall. Join the great pianist on a voyage through this masterpiece. Broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 3 September.

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Grammy Award-winning pianist Sir András Schiff is a titan of the keyboard, bringing his distinctive blend of clarity and authority to repertoire from Bach to Bartók. Tonight he continues his long association with Bach’s music in a performance of the composer’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations – a monumental work composed, according to its title-page, ‘for the refreshment of the spirits’. The resulting Aria and variations are a compositional wonder, a sequence of musical miniatures unequalled in all Bach’s output.

There will be no interval