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Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street


Johann Sebastian BachDas wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869


András Schiff – piano

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Programme Note

'For the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning' wrote JS Bach on the title page of his labyrinthine compendiumThe Well-Tempered Clavier. The twenty-four preludes and fugues of Book 1 offer an inexhaustible variety of musical ideas and contrapuntal experimentation. The Oxford Piano Festival's President, Sir Andras Schiff, whose all-Bach concert became a talking point of the 2015 Proms, will take his place at the keyboard for an uninterrupted recital of Book I of Bach's monumental essay in keyboard writing, set perfectly within the intimate Baroque surroundings of Sir Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre.

Please note no interval

Part of the 2017 Oxford Piano Festival

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