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Koerner Hall concert in good hands with Andras Schiff / Toronto Star

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A concert hall, a piano and a pair of hands: this was all that was needed for a musically fulsome afternoon with Hungarian pianist Sir Andras Schiff. Even before a note was played, conversations circled the audience recounting Schiff's past divinations. This appearance marked his fourth performance at Koerner Hall, with a program made up entirely of final piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. It was Artur Schnabel who said that the best music is always better than its performance. As challenging as the music was, Schiff ensured it was well worth the effort.