András Schiff plays Bach and Beethoven

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Following his performance of the Partitas, András Schiff’s second Great Performers recital brings together two monumental works of the keyboard literature: J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Beethoven’s late masterpiece was deeply influenced by Bach’s Goldbergs and contains direct allusions to that iconic work. This rare opportunity to hear two towering masterworks side-by-side, at the hands of one of the music’s most insightful exponents, promises to illuminate the connections between them and reveal their profound emotional depth.

Co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances.

“There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach." —THE NEW YORK TIMES



J.S. Bach

Goldberg Variations


Diabelli Variations

Concert: Approx. 2h 25m, includes intermission.

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András Schiff performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations:

András Schiff discusses the musical presence Bach has had throughout his life:

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  1. Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 7:00pm

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