András Schiff - Collectaor's Edition

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András Schiff - Collectaor's Edition
András Schiff (piano)

[ EuroArts / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Friday 24 May 2024

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Experience the musical brilliance of Sir András Schiff with this exclusive Blu-ray Disc collection, a tribute to the life's work of one of the world's most celebrated pianists and conductors. With an unparalleled ability to breathe life into compositions, Schiff captivates audiences worldwide, rekindling almost forgotten ideals of piano artistry. This Blu-ray collection features his captivating renditions of Bartok's Piano Concertos, Schubert's Piano Trios, Bach's Goldberg Variations, and more. Schiff's acclaimed Janacek and Schubert interpretations are also included. The András Schiff Collector's Edition is a treasure trove of classical music, offering rare archival footage from the years 1989 to 2008. It is an opportunity to witness the evolution of an artist who has left an indelible mark on the world of classical music.

Sir András Schiff (born 21 December 1953) is a Hungarian-born British classical pianist and conductor, who has received numerous major awards and honours, including the Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, Mozart Medal, and Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize, and was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to music.

He is one of the most appreciated and distinguished pianists in the world. Magically, he brings life into pieces, makes them breathing and swinging and keeps up almost forgotten ideals of piano playing. He is not only a great pianist, but also a professional whose view is not limited on piano music, but who has wide knowledge of the broad field of macro culture. This enables him to play the piano which always makes sense to his own point of view.

"Schiff combines the secure touch of a performer thoroughly immersed in Bach's style with an effervescent freshness of spirit. Whether it is in the more complex contrapuntal passages, or a long-breathed sustaining line, there is a natural flow to every phrase." (BBC on the Bach)


Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV992
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903
(recorded 1989-90)

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83
Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95
Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
with City of Birmingham Symphony, Simon Rattle
(recorded 1997)

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
András Schiff (piano), Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Nabuko Imai (viola), Miklós Perényi (cello)
(recorded 1992)

On An Overgrown Path
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JW VIII / 19 'From the Street'
Violin Sonata
Yuuko Shiokawa (violin)
(recorded 1990)

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821
Miklós Perényi (cello)
Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94
Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Miklós Perényi (cello)
4 Impromptus, D899 (Op. 90)
4 Impromptus, D935
(recorded 1989 - 1991)