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Penny Gore presents Mahan Esfahani playing Portuguese harpsichord music from the court of King Joao V from the Guild Church of St Margaret Pattens at 2010's City of London Festival.

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani performs Portuguese harpsichord music from the court of King João V from the Guild Church of St Margaret Pattens as part of this year's City of London Festival. A patron of the arts, King João V was King of Portugal and Prince of Brazil from 1706 to 1750, and this concert features music by Storace, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Carvalho, de Seixas and Cabanilles. Esfahani performs on a rare harpsichord from 1763, heard here for the first time in public. Penny Gore presents.

STORACE, ed. Mahan Esfahani
Passagagli, from 'Selva di Varie Compositioni'

A. SCARLATTI
Variazioni sulla Follia di Spagna

DE SEIXAS
Toccata e Minuete in D minor
Sonata e Minuete in G minor

CARVALHO
Toccata in G minor

D. SCARLATTI
Fuga in F sharp minor, K25
Fuga in G minor, K30
Sonata in D major, K29

CABANILLES
Passacalles
Tiento de Batalla de octavo Tono

Mahan Esfahani - harpsichord.

1 hour

Broadcast

  • Wed 14 Jul 2010 13:00