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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)

8.10: interval

De Falla: Harpsichord Concerto
Scarlatti: 4 Harpsichord Sonatas
De Falla: El amor brujo

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Claudia Huckle (contralto)
Britten Sinfonia
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.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Padre Antonio Soler

      Overture from Villancico al Santísimo 'Alentad armonias'

      Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      3 Sonatas (K443, K119 & K377) arr. John Woolrich for chamber orchestra

      Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
    • Manuel de Falla

      Psyché

      Singer: Claudia Huckle. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
    • Francisco Coll

      Harpsichord Concerto

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
  • Interval

    • Joseph de Torres

      Perlas, luzes

      Orchestra: Al Ayre Español. Conductor: Eduardo López Banzo.
      • Quarenta Horas.
      • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
      • 5.
    • Joseph de Torres

      Si ves moverse las piedras

      Orchestra: Al Ayre Español. Conductor: Eduardo López Banzo.
      • Quarenta Horas.
      • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
      • 10.
  • Part 2

    • Manuel de Falla

      Harpsichord Concerto

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Harpsichord Sonata in G, Kk470

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Harpsichord Sonata in G, Kk471

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Harpsichord Sonata in B minor, Kk87

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Harpsichord Sonata in D minor, Kk120

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Manuel de Falla

      El Amor Brujo

      Singer: Claudia Huckle. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Director: Thomas Gould.
  • Post-concert

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120

      Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
      • PHILIPS.

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