[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 2 August 2019
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The exuberant vitality of Bach's toccatas - works which the young composer probably wrote to demonstrate his own brilliance and technique as a performer - here provides the perfect showcase for the interpretative flair of Mahan Esfahani.
"Esfahani, who explains their complex history in a detailed essay, has made his own new performing edition and reveals these familiar pieces to have mysteries we may never have suspected." The Observer
"Esfahani rightly draws contrasts in tempo, register, and character between one section and the next to bring these works to life" ClassicalSource
"Under Mahan Esfahani's fleet fingers, and even fleeter imagination, the toccatas positively fly." BBC Music
1 Toccata in F sharp minor BWV910 [11'14]
2 Toccata in C minor BWV911 [12'05]
3 Toccata in D major BWV912 [12'33]
4 Toccata in D minor BWV913 [14'22]
5 Toccata in E minor BWV914 [8'04]
6 Toccata in G minor BWV915 [10'08]
7 Toccata in G major BWV916 [8'28]