Piano Street Magazine

Playing Bach on an Elephant

April 22nd, 2013 in Top Video Picks by | 2 comments

Pianist András Schiff’s latest recording was nominated for Grammy and gained international attention because of its lack of using the sustain pedal.

In this interview Schiff explains and demonstates his ideas on this widely discussed topic on how to play J. S. Bach’s music, and more specifically, the “Well Tempered Clavier” (BWV 846-893) on a modern piano.

Hear samples at Amazon.com: Bach – Well Tempered Clavier Books I & II


  • chia woodman says:

    Thank you for presenting this fabulous and informative video by Andres Schiff. It is a great way too sell music.

  • Kyle says:

    He is one of the best in Bach pedaling, but he slams down the pedal in Haydn minor key sonatas WAY to much; ex: Sonata c min Hob 30 something

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