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27 February 2019

Munich Germany , Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz
Recital with Pieter Wispelwey, ‘cello
Pieter Wispelwey Violoncello | Mahan Esfahani Cembalo

Pieter Wispelwey ist ein bahnbrechender Virtuose, der aufregende Repertoire-Richtungen erschließt und beweist, dass ein neues Gewand für vertrautes Repertoire völlig idiomatisch sein kann (Strad 2017). So haben wir diesen Cellisten, der sich neben seiner außergewöhnlichen technischen Meisterschaft durch einen sehr persönlichen Interpretationsansatz auszeichnet, auch bei seinem letzten Konzert bei Musikerlebnis kennen gelernt. Diesmal warten wir keine weiteren 17 Jahre. Begleitet von dem iranischen Cembalisten Mahan Esfahani, stellt Wispelwey heuer auf seinem Barock-Cello Bachs Gamben- und Cello-Konzerte vor.

19 Uhr Konzerteinführung: Dr. Ulrike Keil

J.S. Bach
Suite Nr. 6 für Cello solo D-Dur BWV 1012
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo D-Dur BWV 1028
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo g-Moll BWV 1029
Toccata für Cembalo solo d-Moll BWV 913
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo G-Dur BWV 1027

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7 March 2019

Zurich Switzerland, Opernhaus Zurich
J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concerti (BWV 1046-1051) with Riccardo Minasi
Musikalische Leitung und Violine: Riccardo Minasi/ Orchestra La Scintilla
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1–6

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13 March 2019

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Kölner Akademie / Michael Willens
J.C. Bach Symphony in D op 18 no.4
J.C. Bach Berlin Harpsichord concerto in f minor T 301/4
W.A. Mozart Concerto no. 4 in Bb K 238, for harpsichord and orchestra
CPE Bach Sinfonie in e minor Wq 78 (H. 653)
Hugo Distler Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra op. 14

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24 March 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , St. George’s Hall
Solo Recital
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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JS Bach:

Four Duettos, BWV 802-805
Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828
Fantasia in G, BWV 917
Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829

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27 March 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , St. George’s Hall
Ensemble 10/10 with Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) and Jonathan Small (oboe)
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Gary Carpenter: Concerto for Harpsichord (world premiere)
Falla: Concerto for harpsichord and ensemble (1926)
Henri Dutilleux: Les citations (2010)
Hindemith: Octet

There’s only one Mahan Esfahani – an artist with attitude, who’s determined to bring the harpsichord kicking and biting into the 21st century. Esfahani doesn’t acknowledge boundaries; he simply lights up everything he touches. The Guardian hailed the ‘piercing insight’ of his Bach, so imagine how he’ll sound when he joins forces with Ensemble 10/10, up close in St George’s Hall to explore 20th century classics by Dutilleux, Falla, Hindemith and something brand new from the maverick imagination of our Composer in Association, Gary Carpenter.

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30 March 2019

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Wigmore Hall Bach Complete Harpsichord Works Series:
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Overture-Suite in G minor BWV822
Fugue in B flat BWV954 after J.A. Erin ken
Partita No. 4 in D BWV828
INTERVAL
Fantasia in G minor BWV917
Partita No. 5 in G BWV829

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4 April 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Enchanting Tales, with RLPO/ Elim Chan, conductor
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Suite
Elena Kats-Chernin: Ancient Letters, concerto for amplified harpsichord and orchestra
Ravel: Mother Goose, Suite
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Elim Chan, conductor/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Everything old is new again! Stravinsky’s Pulcinella takes 18th-century music, sprinkles it with humour and drops it headfirst into the Roaring Twenties. Elena Kats- Chernin (remember the Lloyds TSB advert?) takes tales from the Silk Road, and creates a typically quirky showpiece for our new Artist in Residence Mahan Esfahani. Maurice Ravel, meanwhile, looks back on childhood in his ravishing Mother Goose. Guest conductor Elim Chan’s concerts are nothing if not entertaining – and she finishes this one with more Stravinsky: the high-kicking, high-voltage Symphony in Three Movements, written in 1940s Hollywood. Pure showbiz.

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7 April 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
J.C. Bach, Stravinsky, and Poulenc with RLPO/ Elim Chan, conductor
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
JC Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat
Poulenc: Concert Champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra
Ravel: Mother Goose, Suite
Elim Chan, conductor/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Did you know that England once had its very own Bach? Johann Christian was Johann Sebastian’s son, and he’s buried next to St Pancras Station. Our Artist in Residence Mahan Esfahani loves his music, and today he pairs it with Poulenc’s delicious Concert Champêtre to form a delightfully unexpected centre to this concert with Elim Chan – a conductor who says she ‘wants to create magic’. There should be no shortage of that, either in Stravinsky’s flamboyant Symphony in Three Movements (created in Hollywood), or the fairy tale world of Ravel’s exquisite Mother Goose.

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12 April 2019

Newcastle United Kingdom, Sage Gateshead
Esfahani’s Bach with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Amy Yule flute
Bradley Crewsick violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Heinrich Bach Sonata a 5
J C Bach Symphony in C Op.III No.2
C P E Bach Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra in D minor
J S Bach Concerto in the Italian Style
J S Bach Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor

Johann Sebastian Bach was only one member of the most musical family in history. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani loves to delight and surprise: and from the elegance of C P E Bach to the genius of J S himself, this concert should do exactly that.

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8 May 2019

New York United States, 92nd Street Y
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with Mahan Esfahani/harpsichord

FALLA: Harpsichord Concerto for Five Instruments
MOZART: Nonet after Quintet K. 452 (arr. Jean Françaix)
MARTINU: Harpsichord Concerto
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (arr. Brett Dean)

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15 May 2019

Ohrdruf Germany , Schloss Ehrenstein
Solo Recital
Recital of works by the Bach family as part of the “Bach Journey” organised by Martin Randall Travel - including two newly-discovered works by Johann Christian Bach
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21 May 2019

Hong Kong China, Hong Kong City Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
Jennifer Pike, violin/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Programme to include sonatas by J.S. Bach, Walter Piston, and Darius Milhaud

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24 May 2019

Guangzhou People's Republic of China , Xinghai Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
See programme for 21/5
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25 May 2019

Changsha People’s Republic of China , Changsha Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
See programme for 21/5
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26 May 2019

Wuhan People’s Republic of China , Qintai Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
See programme for 21/5
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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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