For too long, too many people have underestimated András Schiff. Decca, his first Western record company, presented him as a Mozart/Schubert specialist whose Bach was the soft-focus alternative to Glenn Gould. Teldec, his second Western record company, presented him as a Brahms/Reger specialist whose Busoni was the modernist equivalent of Bach.
Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his 32 piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. Although originally not intended to be a meaningful whole, as a set they compose one of the most important collections of works in the history of music. Hans von Bülow called them "The New Testament" of the piano literature (Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier being "The Old Testament").
Andras Schiff: The Beethoven sonatas can be logically divided into three distinct groups: early, middle and late. And this way the listener is able to follow the process of evolution, step by step. It is a learning experience; we are fellow travelers on a fantastic voyage.
Liner Notes – András Schiff, Martin Meyer (5). Photography By – Fritz Etzold. Piano – András Schiff. Producer – Manfred Eicher. Concert recording, November 28, 2004 Tonhalle Zürich.
Volume VI, including sonatas from the period between 1804 and 1810, offers some of the most famous and widely-known works together with an astonishing variety of forms and concepts, a constellation which, once again, highlights the attractiveness of Schiff s chronological approach. As for this particular album, Vol. 6, suffice it to say that the all but too familiar Piano Sonata No. 23 (Op.
András Schiff's beautifully phrased live Beethoven piano sonata recordings. The piano tone is bright - for my taste, just a little too bright – and everything about the disc is admirable.
András Schiff looks at Beethoven's three late Piano Sonatas, and explains with passion his interpretation of these exceptional works. Thank you for your understanding. master class András Schiff teaches Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation. Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation. András Schiff teaches Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas Treasures of the Masterclass Media Foundation.
Ludwig van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Volume III. András Schiff.
Ludwig van Beethoven. András Schiff (ECM 11 CDs). Taken from recitals he gave at the Tonhalle in Zürich between 2004 and 2007, András Schiff’s cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas appeared chronologically disc by disc.
If it were possible to hear András Schiff's 2008 recording of Beethoven final three piano sonatas without having already heard his previous recordings of the earlier sonatas, what would it sound like? Indeed, if it were possible to hear this disc without having heard any of Schiff's recordings of his instrument's core Austro-Germanic repertoire from Bach through Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms to Reger and Busoni, what would it sound like? After all, these three sonatas are acknowledged by listeners, critics, and musicologists alike to be among the very greatest works i. .