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Mahan Esfahani, Carducci Quartet

With Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) performing Couperin and WF Bach, Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) performing his own work and the Carducci Quartet in 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, the award winning Carducci Quartet, along with the pianist Marc-André Hamelin. Today's concert features music by Couperin, WF Bach, Hamelin and Shostakovich, and was performed in two historic settings - the Tithe Barn at Syde Manor, and the Pittville Pump Room.
Couperin: 3 Pieces in G minor
WF Bach: Sonata in E flat
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Hamelin: Variations on a Theme by Paganini (UK premiere)
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110
Carducci Quartet: Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), Emma Denton (cello)

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Jul 2015 13:00

Music Played

  • Louis Couperin

    3 pieces in G minor - from 'Pieces de Clavecin'

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

    Sonata In E Flat Major F.5 For Keyboard

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    Variations On A Theme By Paganini For Piano

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet No. 8 In C Minor Op.110 For Strings

    Ensemble: Carducci Quartet.