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András Schiff Plays Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor

András Schiff plays Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor

Thursday May 30 2024 • 12:17am - 12:17am ET

András Schiff and WQXR Host Jeff Spurgeon

During his recent visit to The Greene Space, András Schiff joined WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss and perform the music of J.S. Bach — a composer who has long been central to the Hungarian pianist’s artistry.

“People who find [Bach’s] music too cerebral, they miss the point,” Schiff told Spurgeon. “Of course it’s intellectual and wonderfully constructed music. But the emotional side of it is even more important. That’s why, 300 years later, we are still listening to it more than ever.”

Here, watch him perform Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor.

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