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Classical - Released August 28, 2009 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released March 27, 2015 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Record of the Month - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Classical - Released September 27, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon ECM

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Classical - Released November 25, 2016 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Classical - Released April 12, 2019 | ECM New Series

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For a truly great interpretation it’s not enough just to play a historical instrument, the playing also has to be up to scratch. This recording released by the world-renowned label ECM showcases a pianist of the highest calibre playing the wonderful Viennese Brodmann piano. András Schiff captures the convergence of thought and sound remarkably well and seldom before have we been given so much insight into Schubert’s innermost thoughts. The softness and the unmistakable legato that the pianist produces on this Viennese instrument give the Sonatas D. 958 and D. 959 an indescribable feeling of nostalgia. But Schubert’s inward revolt was growing and András Schiff leads us steadily to the edge of the abyss. The crystalline sounds of the Scherzo in the Sonata D. 959 are as enchanting as the sound of ancient harpists who were so often depicted by German Romantics. This exploration into sound is also marvellous in the Impromptus D. 899 and the 3 Klavierstücke D. 946 or “Three Piano Pieces”, which have a very expressive counterpoint that differ from the unfathomable depth of the sonatas. This album is a revelation into a whole new world of sound that is unveiled as András Schiff’s fingers touch the keys. Inspiring. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released September 9, 2003 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Distinctions Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released May 4, 2001 | ECM New Series

Distinctions The Unusual Suspects
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Classical - Released January 1, 1988 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Unusual Suspects
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Classical - Released December 11, 2015 | ECM New Series

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András Schiff recorded his first set of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier for London in the mid-1980s, but the passage of time, personal reflection, and improvements in digital recording have contributed to making his second recording of "The 48" a necessity, this time on ECM New Series. As eloquent as ever, and always meticulous in execution, Schiff plays the two books of preludes and fugues without use of the piano's pedals, so his touch and control are evident in every note and in the interplay of lines, which are cleanly separated. The transparent recording, which is de rigueur for ECM, is a great aid in conveying Schiff's scrupulous playing, so the music almost seems to exist in its own pristine, abstract realm, without the botherments of background noises or sounds of physical exertion. However, there is an ideal amount of resonance in the studio space that heightens the timbres of the piano without blurring the music, so Schiff doesn't perform in a vacuum. The earlier recordings garnered high praise from critics and Schiff's many admirers, so this exceptional presentation is sure to win him a new and well-deserved audience. Highly recommended.
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Classical - Released August 31, 2012 | ECM

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Classical - Released January 1, 1996 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1985 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released October 19, 2007 | Warner Classics International

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Classical - Released January 1, 1993 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1983 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released September 6, 1995 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 11, 2015 | ECM New Series

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Classical - Released December 11, 2015 | ECM New Series

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András Schiff has recorded Bach's six partitas twice, first for Decca in 1985 and then for ECM in 2009, and both are superlative in their own ways. Schiff was then and is now a pianist possessing a fluent technique, an agile tone, and a sense of phrasing that makes counterpoint sing, but his interpretations of the Partitas have changed over 25 years. His later performances are more pointed and more poised, thoughtful, and ardent than his earlier one, but they are also less mellow and much less pedaled, with no less drive, but perhaps less lyricism. Whether Schiff's earlier or later performance appeals more will be a matter of personal taste. Less significant, perhaps, but still striking, is the difference in the quality of the sound. Decca's early digital sound, like its late stereo sound, was rich, deep, detailed, and atmospheric. ECM's late digital sound, like its early digital sound, is extremely clear and enormously immediate. With Decca, one is sitting a few rows in front of the pianist. With ECM, one is sitting on the bench with the pianist.
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Classical - Released January 1, 2011 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1988 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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