On the 28th May 2021, the latest disc in Mahan Esfahani's Bach cycle was released on Hyperion, this time of his Six Partitas published as Clavier-Übung I.
It marks the second disc in his Bach recording cycle for Hyperion, following the 2019 release of Bach's Toccatas. The disc was awarded four- and five-star reviews by The Times, The Financial Times and BBC Music Magazine, with Esfahani receiving particular praise for his interpretive flair, expressive freedom, and meticulous scholarship. Previously he recorded Goldberg Variations for Deutsche Grammophon in 2017, which was recently named one of the best recordings of the work by BBC Music Magazine.
This season Esfahani continued his Bach cycle at Wigmore Hall, performing Suites, French Suites, Fantasias, and book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, with the latter livestream described as "a mighty achievement" and "a gripping experience". He also performed a "delicious" and "transcendent" Goldberg Variations in Leipzig for Cal Performances in January 2021, and again for a live audience at Chiltern Arts in Marlow in May 2021.
For more information on the new disc, and to get a copy, visit the Hyperion website here.