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Mahan Esfahani (Music, '05) in The New Yorker

May 21 2018

Alex Ross at The New Yorker writes about Jean Rondeau and Mahan Esfahani in his article "The Rebel Harpsichordists":

The Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has started beefs with early-music eminences and adopted such provocative repertory as Steve Reich’s "Piano Phase." The young French keyboardist Jean Rondeau plays jazz on the side. These performers have room to mature, but their recent concerts and recordings—both with an emphasis on [Bach's] Goldbergs—suggest that the venerable harpsichord, which Landowska called “the roi-soleil of instruments,” will have a long future.

Read the full article at The New Yorker.