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Prom 50: Bach - Goldberg Variations

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, a Prom in which pianist Andras Schiff performs Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV988.

András Schiff performs JS Bach's Goldberg Variations, live at the BBC Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988

András Schiff, piano

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.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988

    Performer: Andras Schiff (piano).

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