András Schiff

Biography

Born: December 21, 1953; Hungary  
András Schiff emerged in the last decades of the twentieth century as one of the most respected pianists of his generation. After studies with Elisabeth Vadasz, Schiff made his debut at the age of nine. At 14 Schiff began formal studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he studied with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtag, and Ferenc Rados; later, he studied with British conductor and keyboard player George Malcolm in London.
Schiff came
Read more to international prominence as a prizewinner in the 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow; over the next few years, he also took top honors at the Leeds and Liszt Competitions, launching him on a successful concert and recording career. After a series of recordings for the Hungarian label Hungaroton, Schiff made a recording -- as an accompanist for Hungarian soprano Sylvia Sass -- for Decca. That recording's producer, Christopher Raeburn, was so impressed by Schiff's musicianship that he engaged the pianist for a project to record the Mozart piano sonatas then missing from Decca's catalogue. The results were so outstanding that Decca continued the series until Schiff produced the label's first integral set of Mozart sonatas. As a Decca/London artist, Schiff also recorded the complete Mozart piano concertos, much of the composer's chamber music, and many of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach. The last are a cornerstone of Schiffšs recorded repertory; they are uniformly excellent and especially notable for their clean delineation of Bach's contrapuntal textures. In tandem with his work in the studio, Schiff has pursued a concert career that includes appearances with the world's major orchestras and conductors. On the recital stage, he has successfully collaborated with such notables as Gidon Kremer, Yuuko Shiokawa (who became his wife), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heinz Holliger, Peter Serkin, Peter Schreier, Robert Holl, and Cecilia Bartoli. In the late 1990s, he added conducting to his list of talents, frequently conducting from the keyboard in concerto concerts. In order to perform all of Mozart's piano concertos in Salzburg over a period of seven years, he formed his own ensemble, Cappella Andrea Barca, in 1999.
Schiff's playing has been singled out for its complete technical fluency and intelligent musicality; in addition to the composers mentioned above, he is especially well known for his performances of Beethoven, Schubert, Bartók, Debussy, and Ravel. Among his post-competition honors are a Grammy Award (1989) and Hungary's highest artistic distinction, the Kossuth Prize (1996). In the 1990s he became a Teldec Artist; his recordings for the label include works by Handel, Brahms, Reger, Haydn, and Hungarian composer Sándor Veress. After leaving Teldec he joined ECM, for whom he has made several recordings of Beethoven sonatas. Read less

Biography

Born: December 21, 1953; Hungary  
András Schiff emerged in the last decades of the twentieth century as one of the most respected pianists of his generation. After studies with Elisabeth Vadasz, Schiff made his debut at the age of nine. At 14 Schiff began formal studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he studied with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtag, and Ferenc Rados; later, he studied with British conductor and keyboard player George Malcolm in London.
Schiff came
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.1 in E, D157 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.1 in E, D157 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.1 in E, D157 - 3. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D.664 - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D.664 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D.664 - 3. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.3 in E, D459 (Fünf Klavierstücke) - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.3 in E, D459 (Fünf Klavierstücke) - 2. Scherzo: Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.3 in E, D459 (Fünf Klavierstücke) - 3. Adagio
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.3 in E, D459 (Fünf Klavierstücke) - 4. Scherzo con Trio: Allegro/Piu tardo
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.3 in E, D459 (Fünf Klavierstücke) - 5. Allegro patetico
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C, D.840 - 1. Moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C, D.840 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D.845 - 1. Moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D.845 - 2. Andante, poco mosso
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D.845 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) - Trio (Un poco piů lento)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.16 in A minor, D.845 - 4. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.6 in E minor, D566 - 1. Moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.6 in E minor, D566 - 2. Allegretto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784 - 1. Allegro giusto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850 - 1. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850 - 2. Con moto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850 - 4. Rondo (Allegro moderato)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.5 in A flat, D557 - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.5 in A flat, D557 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.5 in A flat, D557 - 3. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.9 in B, D.575 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.9 in B, D.575 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.9 in B, D.575 - 3. Scherzo (Allegretto)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.9 in B, D.575 - 4. Allegro giusto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G, D.894 - 1. Molto moderato e cantabile
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G, D.894 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G, D.894 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro moderato)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G, D.894 - 4. Allegretto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.7 in E flat, D. 568 - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.7 in E flat, D. 568 - 2. Andante molto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.7 in E flat, D. 568 - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.7 in E flat, D. 568 - 4. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 - 1. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 - 4. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.4 in A minor, D.537 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.4 in A minor, D.537 - 2. Allegretto quasi andantino
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.4 in A minor, D.537 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959 - 1. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959 - 2. Andantino
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 in A, D.959 - 4. Rondo (Allegretto)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.2 in C, D279 - 1. Allegro moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.2 in C, D279 - 2. Andante
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.2 in C, D279 - 3. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.11 in F minor, D625 - 1. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.11 in F minor, D625 - 2. Scherzo: Allegretto - Trio
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.11 in F minor, D625 - 3. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 1. Molto moderato
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 2. Andante sostenuto
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace con delicatezza)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat, D.960 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.1 in C minor: Allegro molto moderato
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.2 in E flat: Allegro
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.3 in G flat: Andante
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.4 in A flat: Allegretto
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.1
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.2
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.3
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.4
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.5
Schubert: Six German Dances, D820 - No.6
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.1 in C (Moderato)
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.2 in A flat (Andantino)
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.3 in F minor (Allegro moderato)
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.4 in C sharp minor (Moderato)
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.5 in F minor (Allegro vivace)
Schubert: 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780 - No.6 in A flat (Allegretto)
Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.1 in F minor: Allegro moderato
Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.2 in A flat: Allegretto
Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.3 in B flat: Theme (Andante) with Variations
Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.4 in F minor: Allegro scherzando
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Siciliano
3. Allegro
1. --
2. Adagio e piano sempre
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro ma non tanto
1. (Allegro)
2. Largo
3. Presto
1. --
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. --
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. (Allegro)
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Adagio
3. Vivace
1. (Allegro)
2. Andante e piano
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
3. Tempo di Allabreve
1. (Allegro)
2. Alla siciliana
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Ouverture
2. Courante
3. Gavotte I-II
4. Passepied I-II
5. Sarabande
6. Bourrée I-II
7. Gigue
8. Echo
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Siciliano
3. Allegro
1. --
2. Adagio e piano sempre
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro ma non tanto
1. (Allegro)
2. Largo
3. Presto
1. --
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. --
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. Molto allegro con fuoco
2. Andante
3. Presto
1. Allegro appassionato
2. Adagio. Molto sostenuto
3. Finale. Presto scherzando
1. Tema (Andante grazioso) con variazioni
2. Menuetto
3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
3. Allegretto grazioso
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
3. Allegro con fuoco
Introduzione (Maestoso)
Tema (Allegro)
Var.1: Poco piů mosso
Var.2: Risoluto
Var.3
Var.4: Molto meno mosso (Allegretto moderato)
Var.5: Piů mosso
Var.6: Ancora piů mosso (Allegro)
Var.7: Walzer (Tempo giusto)
Var.8: Alla marcia (Allegro moderato)
Var.9: Presto - Andante rubato
Var.10: Passacaglia (Adagio non troppo)
Var.11: Choral (Maestoso)
Finale Fugato (Allegro vivace - Tempo del tema -Molto allegro)
1. Maestoso - Poco piů moderato
2. Adagio
3. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
1. Theme
2. Variation 1
3. Variation 2
4. Variation 3
5. Variation 4
6. Variation 5
7. Variation 6
8. Variation 7
9. Variation 8
10. Variation 9
11. Variation 10
Dohnanyi: Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1 - 1. Allegro
Dohnanyi: Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1 - 2. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Dohnanyi: Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1 - 3. Adagio, quasi andante
Dohnanyi: Quintet in C minor for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello, Op.1 - 4. Finale: Allegro animato
Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37 - 1. Allegro appassionato
Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37 - 2. Intermezzo: Adagio
Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37 - 3. Allegro con sentimento
Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet & horn, Op.37 - 4. Finale: Allegro vivace, giocoso
1. Praeludium
2. Allemande
3. Corrente
4. Sarabande
5. Menuet I
6. Menuet II
7. Giga
1. Sinfonia (Grave adagio - Andante)
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Sarabande
5. Rondeaux
6. Capriccio
1. Toccata
2. Allemande
Corrente - Air
5. Sarabande
6. Tempo di gavotta
7. Gigue
1. Fantasia
2. Allemande
3. Corrente
Sarabande - Burlesca
6. Scherzo
7. Gigue
1. Overture
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Aria
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Gigue
1. Praeambulum
2. Allemande
3. Corrente
4. Sarabande
5. Tempo di minuetto
6. Passepied
7. Gigue
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Aria - Variations 1-5
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Variations 6-10
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Variations 11-15
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Variations 16-20
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Variations 21-25
J.S. Bach: Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, BWV 988 "Goldberg Variations" - Variations 26-30 - Aria


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