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Sir Andras Schiff Gala Piano Recitals

20 Oct - 22 Oct 2018

"He found song where others find formula; he conveyed song where others play scales."
Los Angeles Times

Appearing in Australia for the first time in over 20 years, legendary pianist Sir András Schiff performs two imaginative programs of great beauty.

As always with this artist, Bach is at the heart of everything: his ingenuity and virtuosity, as well as his deep faith and humanity, shine through the music of the famous 19th-century composers who followed in his steps. 


MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp minor, op 28 
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 24 in F-sharp major, op 78
BRAHMS Eight Piano Pieces, op 76 
BRAHMS Seven Fantasias, op 116 
JS BACH English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV811


SCHUMANN Theme and Variations in E-flat major, WoO 24 ‘Ghost Variations’
BRAHMS Three Intermezzi, op 117 
MOZART Rondo in A minor, K511
BRAHMS Six Piano Pieces, op 118 
JS BACH Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor, BWV869
BRAHMS Four Piano Pieces, op 119
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 26 in E-flat major, op 81a ‘Les Adieux’


Presented in association with Melbourne International Arts Festival and Sydney Opera House

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Event Dates



Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Southbank VIC

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW



Melbourne concert - all ticket sales are via the Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office, either online or 1300 182 183.

Sydney concert - book via Musica Viva Patron Services either online or 1800 688 482 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.


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