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Mahan Esfahani

Time Present and Time Past

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Mahan Esfahani - Time Present And Time Past (French Trailer)
Wigmore Hall presents Mahan Esfahani
1 Scarlatti - Variations on 'La Follia'  
2 Gorecki - Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40: i. Allegro molto  
3 Gorecki - Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40: ii Vivace  
4 Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach - 12 Variations on ?La Folia d'Espagne in D minor, Wq. 188 , No. 9  
5 Geminiani - Concerto Grosso in D minor  
6 Reich - Piano Phase For Two Pianos  
7 Bach - Harpischord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: i. Allegro  
8 Bach - Harpischord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: ii. Adagio  
9 Bach - Harpischord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052: iii. Allegro  
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"He's a brilliant player - two days after this recital I'm still tingling over his forensic attack and silk-smooth arpeggios - but he also knows about friendly presentation… Dashingly eloquent, dizzyingly skilled, Esfahani makes the harpsichord seem an instrument reborn." (The Times)

Minimalism meets Baroque with Mahan Esfahani's new recording on Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion, Time Present and Time Past. On Time Present and Time Past, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani brings together Baroque music and minimalism-two forms of music one might not utter in the same breath, but that share a certain DNA-on this daring new album. Of the project, Esfahani says "As I started to understand the great possibilities of minimalist style, my mind began to make connections to the same techniques-specifically the manipulation of patterns and "cells" of material-as practiced by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries."

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