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Mahan Esfahani – Time Present and Time Past (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Mahan Esfahani – Time Present and Time Past (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:13:46 minutes | 898 MB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: Cologne, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, 9/2014

Mahan Esfahani’s new album“Time Present and Time Past” is an eclectic programme fusing Baroque with Minimalism – and the first harpsichord album DG has released in over 30 years!

Gramophone Award winner Mahan explores the relationship between two musical genres which are 300 years apart, yet emphasizing its similarities by playing all pieces on period instruments – which has never been done before with the Reich and Gorecki pieces.

If you buy only one record of harpsichord music in your life . . . buy this sensational album. The 30-year-old Iranian-American Mahan Esfahani has been making waves among connoisseurs for several years. Now 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 . . . Where necessary, Esfahani is brilliantly accompanied by Concerto Köln. Even their final performance — of JS Bach¿s Vivaldi-inspired harpsichord concerto in D Minor, with its plangently lyrical slow movement — has a delicious twist. In the last movement Esfahani inserts a flamboyant cadenza by Brahms, of all people. A truly magical mash-up of times past, present and future. –Richard Morrison, The Times

This collection of harpsichord pieces old and new shows Esfahani at his vibrant and expressive best . . . Esfahani proves that his instrument doesn’t exist merely for music of olden times . . . Górecki’s concerto is weirdly fascinating . . . –Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)
1. Variations On La Follia 06:28
Henryk Gorecki (1933–2010)
2. 1. Allegro molto 04:25
3. 2. Vivace 04:11
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
4. 12 Variations On “La Folia d’Espagne” In D Minor, Wq. 118, No. 9 07:19
Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)
5. Concerto Grosso In D Minor 11:49
Steve Reich (1936-)
6. Piano Phase For Two Pianos 16:42
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
7. 1. Allegro 07:49
8. 2. Adagio 06:38
9. 3. Allegro (Cadenza: Johannes Brahms) 08:25

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Concerto Köln


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