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Mahan Esfahani, Carducci Quartet

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) performs music by Bach, Martinu and Maconchy. Plus the Carducci Quartet playing a work by Shostakovich.

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the Cheltenham Festival, performed by the former BBC New Generation Artist and baroque keyboard player Mahan Esfahani, and the award winning Carducci Quartet. Today's concert features music by Bach, Martinu, Maconchy and Shostakovich, and was performed in two historic settings - the Tithe Barn at Syde Manor, and the Pittville Pump Room.

JS Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV903
Martinu: Harpsichord Sonata H368
Maconchy: Notebook for Harpsichord
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 6 in G, Op 101
Carducci Quartet: Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), Emma Denton (cello)

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor Bwv.903 For Keyboard

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Sonata For Harpsichord

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Notebook For Harpsichord - La Forqueray

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Concert En Sextuor No. 5 In D Major/Minor For Strings, Transc. Anon. From "Piece

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No. 6 In G Major Op.101 For Strings

    Ensemble: Carducci Quartet.

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