Britten Sinfonia - Soler, Scarlatti, Coll and Falla
Britten Sinfonia at Milton Court, London. Soler: Villancico al Santissimo (Overture). Scarlatti: Three harpsichord sonatas. Coll: Harpsichord Concerto. Falla: Harpsichord Concerto.
Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani plays Scarlatti sonatas and concertos by De Falla and Francisco Coll with the Britten Sinfonia.
Recorded 3 February at Milton Court, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Soler: Overture from Villancico al Santissimo 'Alentad armonias'
Domenico Scarlatti, arr. John Woolrich: 3 Harpsichord Sonatas
Francisco Coll: Harpsichord Concerto (world premiere)
De Falla: Harpsichord Concerto
Scarlatti: 4 Harpsichord Sonatas
De Falla: El amor brujo
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Claudia Huckle (contralto)
Thomas Gould (violin/director)
No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. Tonight he joins the Britten Sinfonia in works by Italian and Spanish composers, including a world premiere by Francisco Coll.