The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired - Concert II
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired - Mahan Esfahani

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired - Concert II

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8pm

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Back by popular demand, the exceptionally gifted Mahan Esfahani returns for two harpsichord recitals featuring J.S. Bach’s treasured Well-Tempered Clavier. Esfahani pairs selections from Bach’s masterpiece with contemporary works.


  • J.S. Bach selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (1742)
  • Haim Alexander  Improvisation on a Persian Folksong (1974) 
  • Luciano Berio Rounds (1966) 
  • Gavin Bryars  After Handel’s Vesper (1998) 
  • Toru Takemitsu Rain Dreaming (1986)

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