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Released May 8, 2015
Duration 1h 13m 46s
Record Label Archiv
Genre Classical

Time Present And Time Past

Mahan Esfahani, Concerto Köln

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Variations On "La Follia"
Alessandro Scarlatti; Mahan Esfahani
Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40  
1. Allegro molto
Henryk Górecki; Mahan Esfahani; Concerto Köln
2. Vivace
Henryk Górecki; Mahan Esfahani; Concerto Köln
12 Variations On "La Folia d'Espagne" In D Minor, Wq. 118, No. 9
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Mahan Esfahani
Concerto Grosso In D Minor
Francesco Geminiani; Concerto Köln
Piano Phase For Two Pianos
Steve Reich; Mahan Esfahani
Harpsichord Concerto In D Minor, BWV 1052  
1. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach; Mahan Esfahani; Concerto Köln
2. Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach; Mahan Esfahani; Concerto Köln
3. Allegro (Cadenza: Johannes Brahms)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Mahan Esfahani; Concerto Köln
Digital Booklet
"Four Stars ... beguiling is Esfahani’s two-track recording of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase, in which the harpsichord creates new textures and effects, including moments when the music seems to leap out in 3D." - The Guardian "Five Stars. If you buy only one record of harpsichord music in your life, buy this sensational album ... he emerges as a superstar whose musicianship, imagination, virtuosity, cultural breadth and charisma far transcends the ivory tower in which the harpsichord has traditionally been placed." - The Times This album is the first harpsichord recital released on the Deutsche Grammophon label in over 30 years and based on several glowing reviews, the wait was worth all the years. Together with the the Concerto Köln, young Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani contrasts two musical styles from 300 years apart: Baroque and minimalism, all performed on period instruments.
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Recording: Cologne, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, 9/2014 Executive producers: Angelika Meissner (Deutsche Grammophon), Dr. Christiane Lehnigk (Deutschlandfunk) Producer: Christoph Claßen Recording engineer (Tonmeister): Michael Morawietz Assistant engineer: Anna D’hein Production coordinator: Malene Hill Project manager: Anna-Lena Rodewald Harpsichord technician: Hans Giese Publishers: © by Ed. W. Hansen Hamburg, administered by Int. Musikverlage Hans Sikorski GmbH & Co. KG (Górecki); © 1980 by Universal Edition Ltd., London; version for harpsichord by Mahan Esfahani © 2014 by Universal Edition Ltd., London (Reich) Booklet editor: Jens Schünemeye Quotes from T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets © T. S. Eliot 1935, reproduced by kind permission of Faber & Faber Deutsche Übersetzung aus Gesammelte Gedichte. Aus dem Englischen von Nora Wydenbruck © Suhrkamp Verlag Frankfurt am Main 1972/1988 Traduction française par Pierre Leyris tirée de Poésie © Éditions du Seuil, 1947, 1950, 1969, pour la traduction française, coll. Points Poésie, 2006 Suit designed by Cian McAuliffe for Beggars Run, London (pp. 4 & 6) Cover and artist photos © Bernhard Musil Art direction: Merle Kersten Design: Mareike Walter
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Variations On "La Follia"
1. Allegro molto
2. Vivace
12 Variations On "La Folia d'Espagne" In D Minor, Wq. 118, No. 9
Concerto Grosso In D Minor
Piano Phase For Two Pianos
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro (Cadenza: Johannes Brahms)

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