Byrd, Bach and Ligeti

Mahan Esfahani

  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0066

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  • Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Hailed by Opera Today as ‘the leading harpsichordist of his generation’, Mahan Esfahani attracted worldwide attention in 2010 when he gave the first ever harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms. Dedicated to taking his instrument beyond the realm of ‘early music’, the critically acclaimed Iranian-American harpsichordist works with repertoire that spans four centuries.

For this recital he turned his mind to Byrd’s keyboard miniatures, exploring the works’ vibrant ingenuity in company with the rich masterworks of Bach and the irresistible and fascinating compositions of Ligeti.

Track Listing

William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Plainchant

William Byrd

Pavan and Gaillard in C minor No. 2
Pavan and Gaillard in C minor No. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The Musical Offering BWV1079

György Ligeti (1923-2006)

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