Mahan Esfahani with Carolyn Sampson • J S Bach: Notebooks for Anna Magdelena (CD)
The famous music book was gifted by Johann Sebastian Bach to his wife, who noted down pieces composed by Bach and others.
Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and renowned soprano Carolyn Sampson perform these works.
He was the first and only harpsichordist to be a BBC New Generation Artist (2008-2010), a Borletti-Buitoni prize winner (2009), a nominee for Gramophone's Artist of the Year (2014, 2015 and 2017) and on the shortlist as Instrumentalist of the Year for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards (2013 and 2019).
"at its pungent best, Esfahani's joie de vivre can be uniquely captivating." – BBC Music Magazine
MAHAN ESFAHANI harpsichord
CAROLYN SAMPSON soprano
CDA68387 • Released 2023