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Mahan Esfahani, in Melbourne for Metropolis Festival, speaks with - ABC RN

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ABC: Australia - RN: The Music Show

Mahan Esfahani has brought the harpsichord well and truly into the 21st century, playing Steve Reich and György Ligeti alongside Bach and Dowland. And it's got him into trouble. He has interesting things to say about musical 'insiders' and 'outsiders' and old guard European attitudes to musicians from Asia and the Middle East. Mahan is in Australia performing at Melbourne's Metropolis Festival and he's very outspoken on his chosen course.  CLICK HERE TO SEE The Music Show PAGE

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Program includes:

Track Title: Piano Phase
Artist: Mahan Esfahani
Composer: Reich
CD Title: Time Present Time Past

Track Title: French Overture and Variation from Goldberg Variations
Artist: Mahan Esfahani
Composer: J.S. Bach
CD Title: Goldberg Variations

Track Title: Hungarian Rock
Artist: Mahan Esfahani
Composer: Ligeti
CD Title: Mahan Esfahani Live at Wigmore Hall

Producer Penny Lomax