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Andras Schiff

Weekend of December 1, 2012

Andras Schiff and Bach

We all have our little morning rituals. Sometimes it's just habit. But when it's intentional, the way you start your day says a lot about you. For Pianist Andras Schiff, it's almost always the same. He spends an hour or so playing preludes and fugues from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Schiff never tires of it. He says, "As long as I live and I am lucky to be in good health, I want to continue to explore the mysteries of this music." This weekend, we'll feature music and conversation with Andras Schiff and PT host Fred Child, on Bach's vast and mysterious Well-Tempered Clavier.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Sulkhan Tsinsadze
    Suliko and Lale, from Six Miniatures
    Lisa Batiashvili, violin and director, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra
  • Sulkhan Tsinsadze
    Tzin Tzkaro, from Six Miniatures
    The West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Beethoven Festival, Bonn, Germany
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
    Andras Schiff, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
    Andras Schiff, piano
  • Andras Schiff and the Well-Tempered Clavier
    Andras Schiff and the Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Alberto Ginastera
    Scherzando from Danzas Criollas, Op. 15
    The Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor
    Concert Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil

hour 2

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