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J.C. Bach: Praeludium ex dis
Johann Pachelbel: Chorale-variations on “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” (1683)
Ciaccona in D Minor
Georg Böhm: Capriccio in D Major
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G Minor, Wq. 65/17 (1746)
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Iranian-American keyboardist Mahan Esfahani has made it his life’s mission to rehabilitate the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments, and if his multiple nominations for Gramophone’s Artist of the Year are any indication, he is succeeding. Hear the man Alex Ross (The New Yorker) calls a “rebel harpsichordist” when he performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations alongside music by C.P.E. and J.C. Bach, Georg Böhm, and Pachelbel.
This concert is presented with generous support from James and Joan Shapiro.