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Prom 63 repeat: Sir Andras Schiff plays The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Sir Andras Schiff plays JS Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, at the Royal Albert Hall

Another chance to hear Sir András Schiff plays JS Bach's 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' (Book 2)

Presented Sarah Walker from the Royal Albert Hall, London

JS Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2

Sir András Schiff, piano

The two volumes of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier are a window onto an extraordinary musical imagination – an infinitely varied, beguiling series of musical reflections and questions. Following his complete performance of Book 1 in the 2017 season, distinguished pianist and Bach specialist Sir András Schiff returns to the BBC Proms to perform the complete Book 2. Much more than just a musical sequel, this volume pushes harmony and counterpoint further than ever before in its fascinating and uniquely challenging sequence of works.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2 (Part 1)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2 (Part 2)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
  • Gerald Barry

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Singer: Hilary Summers. Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • NMC.

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