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  • WDCH
  • Oct. 4, 2013
  • The Completion of the Two-Year Exploration of Bach’s Keyboard Music Includes Two Colburn Celebrity Recitals and One Baroque Variations Performance

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013, AT 7:30 PM

    The Colburn Celebrity Recital series (Oct. 9 and Oct. 20) is endowed by a generous grant from The Colburn Foundation

    Oct. 9 and 20 Media Sponsors: 89.3 KPCC

    WHAT:       Pianist András Schiff wraps up his two-year exploration of Bach’s keyboard music with three performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wednesday, October 9, at 8 pm, Wednesday, October 16, at 8 pm, and Sunday, October 20, at 7:30 pm. In the first evening, a Colburn Celebrity Recital, he plays Bach’s English Suites. The following Wednesday, he takes on Bach’s Six Partitas in a Baroque Variations performance. Schiff concludes on Sunday with the Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in a Colburn Celebrity Recital.

    Schiff’s Bach Project follows his successful two-year project in which he performed all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in seasons 2007/08 and 2008/09.

    Indisputably one of the most prominent proponents of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, András Schiff has long proclaimed that Bach stands at the core of his music making. In addition to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Schiff has taken the Bach Project to San Francisco’s Symphony Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Individual recitals were presented in Vancouver, Seattle, Washington, DC, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Chapel Hill, Ann Arbor, Boston and Toronto.

    Schiff has established a prolific discography, and since 1997 has been an exclusive artist for ECM New Series and its producer, Manfred Eicher. Recent recordings for ECM include his second recordings of the Bach Partitas and Goldberg Variations, The Well Tempered Clavier, Books I and II, and now Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations recorded on two instruments: a Bechstein from 1921 and an original fortepiano from Vienna 1820 – the place and time of the composition.

    A microsite created by ECM and devoted to The Bach Project can be accessed via:

    Complete Programs:

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 8 PM
    BACH                      English Suites

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 8 PM
    BACH                      Six Partitas

    Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 7:30 PM
    BACH                      Goldberg Variations
    BEETHOVEN            Diabelli Variations

    For full artist biography, please visit:

    WHO:        ANDRÁS SCHIFF, piano


    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles                

    HOW TO PURCHASE:      Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.



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    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, 
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408,