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Following his all-Beethoven programme in Singapore in 2014, Hungary-born Sir Andras Schiff, this year's Ong Teng Cheong professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, presented an astounding all-Bach recital. He included the Goldberg Variations, perhaps the most celebrated set of theme and variations in the keyboard repertoire. The works in the programme were all written for the harpsichord with two manuals, which are generally used as forte (loud) and piano (soft) manuals, whereas Bach's other solo keyboard works are for a single manual harpsichord. This makes the use of a large modern concert piano even more interesting musically, as the performer has more instructions from Bach on the choice of manual during the performance.

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