Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

APRIL 4 at 8 PM, C.P.E. Bach at 300

Mahan Esfahani


C.P.E. Bach at 300

Coolidge Auditorium

“The leading harpsichordist of his generation” —Opera Today

Lauded by The Times for his “daring” concerts, Mahan Esfahani’s harpsichord playing reveals “impressive technique… soulful flair and a sense of spontaneity” (The New York Times). His talents have been heard in solo recitals around the world, as well as in orchestral appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music and the Hamburger Symphoniker.

His 2011 BBC Proms recital at Cadogan Hall was the first solo harpsichord recital in the history of the festival. Esfahani, whose artistry crosses into the scholarly realm, was appointed Artist-in-Residence at New College, Oxford in 2008.

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.


Sonata IIa: “The Melancholy of Saul Assuaged by Means of
Music” from the Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer


Chromatische Fantasie und Fuga in D minor, BWV 903


Four Polonaises, selected from Fk. 12


Sonata in F-sharp minor, W1. 52/4


Deux impromptus pour clavecin H. 381


Visions Fugitives, op. 22


Sonata in A minor, Wq. 49/1 (“Württemberg”)

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Daniel Boomhower, Head, Reader Services, Music Division