Byrd, Bach, Ligeti
The Iranian-American keyboard player and scholar Mahan Esfahani, attracted worldwide attention in 2010 when he gave the first ever harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms; he returned to the 2012 festival with the Academy of Ancient Music to direct the world premiŤre performance of his arrangement of Bachís The Art of Fugue.
Esfahani turns his mind to William Byrdís keyboard miniatures, exploring the great English composerís ingenuity and vibrant imagination in company with contrapuntal masterworks by Bach and Ligetiís irresistible harpsichord compositions.
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
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