Mahan Esfahani

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009) 2 CDs

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 638 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Musica Omnia | # MO0301 | Time: 01:32:48

The portrait of John Bull on the cover of this two-CD U.S. release gives an idea for the uninitiated of what to expect from the composer's music: it's intense, single-minded, and even a bit demonic (although the hourglass topped with a skull with a bone in its mouth is apparently an alchemical symbol). Bull was, in the words of an unidentified writer quoted by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, "the Liszt of the virginals." The most immediately apparent feature of his music is extreme virtuosity, on display especially in the mind-boggling set of variations entitled Walsingham (CD 1, track 8) and in the galliards of the pavan-galliard pairs. But the opposite pole in Bull's style exerts just as strong a pull: he is fascinated by strict polyphony by what would be called harmonic progressions, and by the close study of the implications contained within small musical units. As spectacular in their way as the keyboard fireworks are, the three separate settings of a tune called Why Ask You? on CD 2 are marvelous explorations of compressed musical gestures.

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Sept. 11, 2016
Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:23 | 190 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I cannot deny that I find a great deal of narrative and life beyond the score when I play [the Goldberg Variations]. Coming in the last decade of the composer s life, they offer us a view both of someone looking back on his decades-long aesthetic transformation and of an innovative and sensitive musician responding to new trends and techniques around him. –Mahan Esfahani
Mahan Esfahani - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin (2014) 2CD

Mahan Esfahani - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin (2014) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 840 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb (incl 5%) | Digital Booklet
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68071/2 | Time: 02:08:24

Gramophone-Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has recorded Rameau's Pièces de clavecin in the historic setting of the Music Room at Hatchlands Park in Surrey. This is a masterclass for the instrument, confirming this young artist as a truly great player: in the words of International Record Review his technique is beyond criticism and his inherent musicianship goes far deeper than mere surface understanding it is difficult not to warm to such a musician'. This double album comprises the whole of Rameau's output of keyboard suites, and Esfahani rejoices in its wealth of genius, its excitement and drama. Rameau is a composer whose revival is ongoing, and his unique combination of the witty and the cerebral, the light and the curmudgeonly, abounds throughout his harpsichord music.

Time Present And Time Past - Mahan Esfahani (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 21, 2015
Time Present And Time Past - Mahan Esfahani (2015)

Time Present And Time Past - Mahan Esfahani (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 481 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 201 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog Number: 002301402

Mahan Esfahani’s new album“Time Present and Time Past” is an eclectic programme fusing Baroque with Minimalism – and the first harpsichord album DG has released in over 30 years! Gramophone Award winner Mahan explores the relationship between two musical genres which are 300 years apart, yet emphasizing its similarities by playing all pieces on period instruments – which has never been done before with the Reich and Gorecki pieces.
Bach C.P.E. - Wurttemberg Sonatas (Mahan Esfahani) (2014)

Bach C.P.E. - Württemberg Sonatas (Mahan Esfahani) (2014)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 437 MB
Label: Hyperion | Catalog N.: CDA67995| TT: 76:05

Hyperion is delighted to present the debut recording of the wonderful young harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. He was the first harpsichordist to be named a BBC New Generation Artist or to be awarded a fellowship prize by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
Anne-Sophie Mutter / The Club Album: Live from Yellow Lounge (2015)

Anne-Sophie Mutter / The Club Album: Live from Yellow Lounge (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 546 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002369102

In May of 2015, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a truly unique concert: rather than standing on stage in one of the world’s renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in Berlin. Recorded in front of a standing-room only audience, this new release includes popular works by Bach, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more. Mutter is joined by Mahan Esfahani, Lambert Orkis and the Mutter Virtuosi.
Anne-Sophie Mutter / The Club Album: Live from Yellow Lounge (2015)

Anne-Sophie Mutter / The Club Album: Live from Yellow Lounge (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 152 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002369102 | Rls.date: 08/28/2015

In May of 2015, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a truly unique concert: rather than standing on stage in one of the world’s renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in Berlin. Recorded in front of a standing-room only audience, this new release includes popular works by Bach, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more. Mutter is joined by Mahan Esfahani, Lambert Orkis and the Mutter Virtuosi.
Anne-Sophie Mutter - The Club Album: Live From Yellow Lounge (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - The Club Album: Live From Yellow Lounge (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:44 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Deutsche Grammophon's iconic artist Anne-Sophie Mutter is breaking new grounds with her new album - Live from Yellow Lounge. The album was recorded not in a typical grand concert hall, but rather in the Yellow Lounge, a tiny, graffiti-scrawled nightclub in Berlin.
Avi Avital - Vivaldi (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Avi Avital - Vivaldi (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:26 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

Grammy-nominated classical mandolinist Avi Avital is an artist who pushes at boundaries and defies expectations. With his current recording, however, he brings the mandolin home, to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, the beloved Venetian composer whose Mandolin Concerto forms the cornerstone the Old Testament, says Avital of the instrument s repertoire.
The English Concert - Pachelbel / Vivaldi / Albinoni & Others (1985, Archiv Produktion # 415 518-2) [RE-UP]

Pachelbel / Handel / Vivaldi / Albinoni & Others
The English Concert - Trevor Pinnock
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 342 MB | Full Artwork: 100 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 415 518-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1985
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

The English Concert is a baroque orchestra playing on period instruments based in London. Founded in 1972 and directed from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock for 30 years, it is now directed by harpsichordist Harry Bicket. The orchestra has been led by Nadja Zwiener since September 2007. The English Concert was founded by Trevor Pinnock and others in November 1972. The date of foundation is often given as 1973, probably because they started with seven people and only later progressed onto the orchestral repertoire as their number increased. They were one of the first orchestras dedicated to performing baroque and early classical music on period instruments, their repertoire from then to now ranging approximately from Monteverdi to Mozart…