Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Bach Toccata in E minor BWV 914
Bach Partita V in G major BWV 829
Bach Goldberg Variations
Renegade and rebel, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani gives new character to an old instrument that is all too often viewed as archaic and twee. Acclaimed for his performances of the music of Bach, Mahan will take audiences on an arresting journey through Bach’s epic Goldberg Variations, giving fresh and meaningful voice to this well-travelled score.
Giving context to Bach’s remarkable Goldberg Variations are two of the composer’s earlier works: Toccata in E minor, a lesser-heard piece from his earliest period, and Partita V in G major, a light, buoyant work which will be all the more joyous in the hands of Mahan Esfahani.
Venue: Octagon Chapel
Duration: c. 2 hours including interval
Tickets: £16, £18
Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands
Under 26: £7.50
Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Masthead image: © Bernhard Musil