Obertura ‘Alentad armonias’
Sonata K443 (world premiere tour)
Sonata K119 (world premiere tour)
Sonata K377 (world premiere tour)
Harpsichord Concerto (world premiere tour)
A selection of sonatas for harpsichord
El amor brujo
No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than the Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. In this concert he performs, and directs Britten Sinfonia, in a programme peppered with Mediterranean flavour including one of De Falla’s most popular ballet scores featuring the stunning Ritual Fire Dance.
Find out more about Mahan in our Q&A with him.
Download the programme notes.
Saffron Hall Pre-Concert Talk, 6.30pm: A pre-concert talk with Mahan Esfahani about tonight’s programme (free to ticket holders)
Francisco Coll’s Harpischord Concerto is commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the William Alwyn Foundation with support from donors to the Musically Gifted scheme.
"The disruptive and unstable rhythms, abrupt switches of mood and direction, and intricate, slightly brittle meshing of the harpsichord and the chamber orchestra kept the music constantly on the move"Read More