Parts of this year's BBC Proms to be broadcast in Iran

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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.

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