Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Sir András Schiff, Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Arietta – Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Rondo in A minor, K 511

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Allegretto in C minor, D 915

 

Recorded live on 4 August 2020 at the Church of Saanen

Sir András Schiff is world-renowned as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. Music critics and audiences alike continue to be inspired by the masterful and intellectual approach he brings to each masterpiece he performs. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1953, Sir András studied piano at the Liszt Ferenc Academy with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados; and in London with George Malcom. Recitals and special cycles, including the complete works of Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Bartók constitute an important component of his work. Having collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, he now focuses primarily on solo recitals, play-conducting appearances, and exclusive conducting projects.

3 comments on “Sir András Schiff plays Beethoven – Part 3

Wonderful! (And beautifully recorded, too)
Like hearing these pieces for the first time – such beauty, such a wealth of discoveries in every phrase. As if the composers were playing themselves. What’s the secret? Perhaps that Andras Schiff respects every note and deeply reveres these composers. Worshipping God in these human creations.

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