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Andras Schiff. A spellbinding account of the Goldberg Variations / theguardian

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Late-night solo Bach has been a feature of the Proms season, and after Alina Ibragimova's survey of the violin sonatas and partitas and with Yo-Yo Ma in the six cello suites still to come, the centrepiece of the miniseries was András Schiff's performance of the Goldberg Variations.

Schiff has played the monumental work several times before in London, most memorably at the end of 2013 in an extraordinary Wigmore Hall recital that also included Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. But that occasion seemed light years away from this concert, in which Schiff was alone at the piano in the centre of the Albert Hall stage and a capacity audience remained silent and spellbound throughout the 70-minute piece.  READ THE FULL guardian ARTICLE

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