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András Schiff plays and conducts Mozart

András Schiff
Cappella Andrea Barca
András Schiff

Mozart is the most pervasively dramatic composer in history. The spirit of opera informs very nearly his every work. Themes are characters; characters interact; they change. András Schiff’s alertness to the dialogue in Mozart is reflected both in his acute sense of characterisation and his immensely sophisticated use of articulation. Every line breathes. Not only that, every tone tells. Just as the voice in conversation subtly reflects the speaker’s state of mind, so Schiff’s deployment of sonority derives from an acute perception of the notes’ psychological as well as their purely musical character. This recording from the historical and stunningly beautiful Teatro Olimpico affords us numerous insights into Schiff’s approach to music and music-making, and more besides. Schiff’s joy in performance is as evident to the eye as to the ear.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Symphony No.35 in D major “Haffner”
Overture to Don Giovanni
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.20 in D minor; Johann Sebastian Bach:
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor

Facts DVD

Item number
UPC number
Region code
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
90 mins
Details running time
75 mins, 15 mins Bonus
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
András Schiff In Conversation
Bonus subtitles
English, French, German, Spanish