András Schiff plays Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

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The New York Times recently proclaimed, “There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach." Bay area audiences have multiple opportunities to savor performances of this masterful artist interpreting Bach’s keyboard works. His Project San Francisco appearances start with Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, 48 compositions that are nothing short of miraculous, considered among Western music’s most influential achievements. Hear the entire work in two concerts, October 7 and 21.





Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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"To me, he's a divine presence and the greatest composer of all time"
— András Schiff on J.S. Bach

Listen to Music

Schiff plays the Prelude in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Fugue in A major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

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"Maybe the definition of a master is elusive. But somehow you know one when you hear one, as was clear on Monday night when the pianist András Schiff played a recital before a full house of rapt listeners at Carnegie Hall." Read the full review on

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  1. Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Meet András Schiff at a CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.

Program Support

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


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Great Performers Series