Extractions: This was a popular event at which I found myself out of sympathy. The RFH was almost full and the audience generally appeared content, respectful, appreciative and attentive - a few people left early during the first half, having probably found themselves in the wrong concert! Andras Schiff , who is properly renowned for his Bach playing, rebuked some coughers in a school-masterly fashion during one of the fugues. I have no prejudine against Bach on the piano, indeed I prefer it to harpsichord for this music. In his programme notes he castigates militant 'authenticists' who seek to ban Bach on the piano; are there really any such? But are these intimate pieces really appropriate for a huge concert hall, however satisfactory for the promoters financially? That is the nub of the problem, which Schiff does not address in his lengthy and thoughtful essay, which traverses many of the issues. The other question is whether this is good programme planning? 24 preludes and 24 fugues can be a lot to take straight off. Schiff's playing was expressive, but sounded quiet and a little remote at a distance. He was sparing in use of pedal, as he advocates but, despite his writing to the contrary, his approach seemed to be based mainly on
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Domain Of Culture - Cultural Events Prominent pianist andras schiff interpretes Mozart at the Athens Concert Hall The great Hungarian pianist andras schiff, founder of the Cappella Andrea Barca http://www.cultureguide.gr/events/details.jsp?Event_id=44535&catA=7
RUSSIA MAKES IT FUNNY 200109-05 141700 Mind your mobile phones and hold your cough pianist may run away after 3d ring (0) Famous Hungarian pianist andras schiff refused to play http://funreports.com/2001/09/05/14269.html
Extractions: Famous Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff refused to play to the rings of mobile phones, peeps of watches, and cough and sneezes of the audience as he was performing at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Mr. Schiff was trying to play Mozarts Fantasy in h-minor but could not concentrate when mobile phones started ringing in the hall. He walked off the stage after the 3d ring, having recommended the audience to properly clear their throats during the break. Some critics, who were present at the concert, admit that the audience turned out especially noisy there. Children normally behave much more quietly.
Edinburgh Festivals - Andras Schiff andras schiff Susan Nickalls USHER HALL andras schiff has been a festival regular However, these talents worked against the pianist at times in this programme http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/reviews.cfm?id=933742003
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RSO - Kunstnerne - Faste Dirigenter For andras schiff er det nemlig ikke nok, at publikum køber en koncertbillet. Tilsvarende streng er den ungarske pianist og dirigent over for sig selv som http://www.dr.dk/p2/ny_rso/rso/kunstnerne/gaest-solist/Andras_Schiff.htm
Extractions: Han er en kompromisløs kunstner. Uanset om Andras Schiff dirigerer eller sidder bag koncertflyglets tangenter, accepterer han ikke snavs i musikken. For nogle år siden spillede Schiff en koncert på Berkely University i Californien for et publikum, som - i følge pianisten selv - var fyldt med Nobelpristagere. Ikke desto mindre larmede de så højlydt med hosten og slikpapir, at Schiff stoppede midt i en Schumann-sats, rejste sig fra klaveret og sagde:
Pianist Delves Ever Deeper Into Bach Masterpiece pianist andras schiff. When 8 pm Friday. Hungarian pianist andras schiff made his local debut in 1985, in the auditorium of Santa Barbara High School. http://www.newspress.com/lifestyles/050504pianist.htm
Rejuvenating A Classical Monument In a profound performance, such as noted Hungarian pianist andras schiff gave at the Lobero Theatre on Friday night presented by CAMA, Goldberg Variations http://www.newspress.com/lifestyles/051104classical.htm
Extractions: Home Instrumental Andras Schiff (piano) Artist: Andras Schiff (piano) Album: Bach: Goldberg Variations Cat. #: Discs: Label: ECM Usually ships: 2 - 4 weeks Normally: NZD OpusCDs Price: NZD Qty: A superb new recording of J.S. Bach's monumental keyboard work, a piece which offers extraordinary musical, technical and intellectual challenges to the performer. Pianist Andras Schiff says of the work: "Isn't it understandable that every musician would want to play this wonderful work? Its deep humanity, spirituality, optimism and intellectual power speak to us directly in these 'distracted' times. This is one of those few journeys that can be repeated again and again". Disc 1: Aria Variation 1 listen Variation 2 Variation 3 listen Variation 4 Variation 5 listen Variation 6 Variation 7 listen Variation 8 Variation 9 listen Variation 10
New Statesman and the increasing number of performers like him the pianist Till Fellner and Glenn Gould s asceticism have led to at their extremes, andras schiff remains a http://www.newstatesman.co.uk/199908090028.htm
Extractions: Andras Schiff got up the nose of Le Monde during the 1997 Salzburg Festival. First it was sartorial. "His dress is old-fashioned, the revers of his lapels are in black velvet, a watch chain completes the ensemble." Then personal. The Hungarian "poses as a personage, a great master of the piano". And finally it was musical. "The left hand disappears in a halo of pedal, the tempo shifts, the right hand sounds too loudly . . . "
Extractions: Andras Schiff got up the nose of Le Monde during the 1997 Salzburg Festival. First it was sartorial. "His dress is old-fashioned, the revers of his lapels are in black velvet, a watch chain completes the ensemble." Then personal. The Hungarian "poses as a personage, a great master of the piano". And finally it was musical. "The left hand disappears in a halo of pedal, the tempo shifts, the right hand sounds too loudly..." Edinburgh Festival audiences will have the chance to umpire. Is Schiff the personable, unassuming guide to the Austro-German musical tradition we have always taken him to be? Or does he play too loud? At the Usher Hall the pianist will play, probably quite delicately, the six Bach Partitas. The week after he will perform and direct from the piano, in something of a feat, four Mozart piano concertos plus the Quintet for Piano and Winds before doing something similar but entirely different a couple of nights later. The French critic sighs predictably. Schiff is "insatiable", he has already written. He is a "bulimic" of the piano.
AI Magazine: In Search Of The Horowitz Factor Again, Pires is the pianist who does this much less frequently than the other pianists. Overall, Maria Joao Pires and andras schiff appear to be particularly http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m2483/3_24/110575587/p4/article.jhtml?term=
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BBC News | ARTS | Pianist Leaves Stage Over Phone Din andras schiff Wanted quiet before resuming his recital. Worldrenowned pianist andras schiff stormed out of his performance at the Edinburgh Festival until the http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1504000/1504053.stm
Extractions: World-renowned pianist Andras Schiff stormed out of his performance at the Edinburgh Festival until the ringing from mobile phones and other distractions had stopped. The Hungarian virtuoso was in the middle of his performance when the noise from phones, watches and the audience coughing became too much. Katie Grant, the Scotsman He stormed off the stage at the Usher Hall in Edingburgh, telling the audience they needed a break in which to stop their wheezing. He came back after taking a few minutes backstage to recompose himself, a festival spokesman confirmed. Festival reviewer Katie Grant from the Scotsman newspaper was at the concert and witnessed the dramatics. "It was Fantasia in C Minor with mobile phone, beeping watches and coughing and sneezing accompaniment.
Comments On 9579 | MetaFilter It was Fantasia in C Minor with mobile phone, beeping watches and coughing and sneezing accompaniment. andras schiff (a wonderful, wonderful pianist, who I ve http://www.metafilter.com/comments.mefi/9579
Extractions: Friday, June 04, 2004 5:32 PM PST Home Archives MetaTalk Login ... Etc It was Fantasia in C Minor with mobile phone, beeping watches and coughing and sneezing accompaniment." Andras Schiff (a wonderful, wonderful pianist, who I've been lucky to hear in concert) had enough of the background noise and left the stage at the Edinburgh festival until people turned off their phones and cleared their throats. Over-reaction, or justified against rudeness? And have you ever experienced something similar at a play/concert/gig? Maybe a little extreme, but I sympathize. Besides the elite musician who has the unlikely opportunity to play for an (usually) attentive audience, musicians must perform at parties and other events where he must deal with an audience distracted by cocktails and rowdy conversation rather than this sort of noise. Maybe he was touchy after years of this frustration? However, a polite, 'I remind you to turn off your cell-phones' could have also done the trick.