After his sold-out debut last season, Saffron Hall is thrilled to welcome back Sir András Schiff. He performs a varied and rich programme exploring the expressive possibilities of the keyboard to the utmost, from intricate polyphony, via song-like lyricism, to percussive brutality. Bach’s early Capriccio, written as a farewell gift, is a delightful suite which includes a playful fugue based on the blast of a coachman’s horn. Schumann’s Fantasie, a substantial three-movement outpouring of love and anguish, also reflects a parting – in this case between the composer and his beloved Clara. In between these works, Schiff offers Janáček’s impressionistic cycle In the Mists, and spiky rhythmic brilliance from Bartók.
Venue: Saffron Hall4 May 2017 - 7:30pm
Bach Capriccio in B-flat Major BWV.992
Bartók Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm Sz.107 ‘Mikrokosmos VI’
Bach Four Duets BWV.802-805
Bartók Piano Sonata BB.88 Sz.80
Janáček In the mists
Schumann Fantasie in C Major Op.17