Mahan Esfahani

Mahan Esfahani is a harpsichordist who recorded the Goldberg Variations for Deutsche Grammophon in 2016. He tweets at @MahanEsfahani

In memoriam Simon Preston CBE, ob. 13.V.2022 & James Bowman CBE, ob. 27.III.2023

The clavichord makes up for a lack of grandeur with extraordinary expressiveness

These four composers deserve to be remembered without exaggeration in service of social revanchism

Reza Aslan’s flawed account is better than nothing

Part two of Mahan Esfahani’s deconstruction of the modern association of pianist Glenn Gould with Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Bach’s Goldberg Variations have a rich history that far transcend its modern association with Glenn Gould