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With Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) in Bach: French Suite in G, BWV816 and Couperin: Les Ondes. Plus the Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists in Mendelssohn: Octet for strings.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts come from the Aldeburgh Festival, and include performances by pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich and Nenad Lecic, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists. Today's selection includes one of Bach's French Suites for harpsichord alongside Mendelssohn's tour-de-force string octet.

Bach - French Suite in G, BWV.816
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Couperin - Les Ondes
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Mendelssohn - Octet for strings
Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Suite in G, BWV.816

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • François Couperin

    Les Ondes

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major Op.20

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe WInd Soloists.
  • Richard Strauss

    Ständchen, Op 17 No 2

    Singer: Diana Damrau. Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • Richard Strauss: Orchestral Songs, Diana Damrau/Christian Thielemann.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 11.

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