Tehran-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani
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Parts of this year's BBC Proms to be broadcast in Iran

Eight televised performances of this year's BBC Proms festival in London are to be shown in Iran.

At the Proms on Saturday, 21 July Tehran-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will be performing his own instrumental arrangement of Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' with The Academy of Ancient Music.

In a break from rehearsals Mr Esfahani talked to the BBC about the project and the significance of Western classical music to the people of Iran.

  • 20 Jul 2012