During his recent visit to The Greene Space, András Schiff joined WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss and perform the music of J.S. Bach — a composer who has long been central to the Hungarian pianist’s artistry.
“People who find [Bach’s] music too cerebral, they miss the point,” Schiff told Spurgeon. “Of course it’s intellectual and wonderfully constructed music. But the emotional side of it is even more important. That’s why, 300 years later, we are still listening to it more than ever.”
Here, watch him perform Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor.