Aldeburgh – Solo Recital – 21 June 2014 – Aldeburgh Festival – United Kingdom

Solo Recital
Saturday, June 21, 2014
3:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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In a solo recital at the 67th Aldeburgh Festival, Mahan Esfahani brings his trail-blazing approach and over 300 years of harpsichord repertoire rich in connections and coloured by the spirit of the dance. Underpinned by the grace and purity of early English keyboard music and Bach’s elegance and rhythmic elan, Martinu’s capricious pastiches and Bartók’s nimble, earthy cross-rhythms lead inexorably to Ligeti’s tumultuous twentieth-century keyboard inventions. Celebrated for his piano Études elsewhere this Festival, these punchy, playful fantasias exude a breathtaking bravura and instantly redefine perceptions of this gloriously versatile and oft-misunderstood instrument.

John Bull In Nomine IX; Les Bouffons; Fantasia XII
Bach French Suite in G, BWV816
Martinu Deux Impromptus pour clavecin, H381
Gibbons Pavan in G
Bartók Three Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
Ligeti Passacaglia ungherese; Continuum; Hungarian Rock

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