Music to my Ears: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani talks to BBC Music Magazine editor Oliver Condy about his favourite music, a symphonic discovery and the single piece of music he couldn’t live without…

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani on BBC Music Magazine Podcast Music to my Ears
Published: July 29, 2020 at 11:00 am
Want to try our magazine? Save over 40% when you subscribe to BBC Music Magazine today!

BBC Music Magazine editor Oliver Condy travelled to Bath to meet the world-renowned harpsichordist, fresh from a superb recital with recorder player Michaela Petri at the Bath Bachfest back in February.


Wandering through Bath’s Georgian centre past the Royal Crescent and around its parks, Mahan shared his musical passions and discoveries with us. His new album on Hyperion, Musiques, features the music of Henry Cowell, Gavin Bryars, Kaija Saariaho and is out in July.

This podcast was recorded before the Coronavirus lockdown.

How to download the Music to my Ears podcast


Download this episode as an mp3

Click here to open the mp3 player.

Google Chrome:
Click on the three little dots to the right of the player and click 'Download'.

Safari/Firefox/Other Browsers:
Right click (or control click on Mac computers) on the player and select 'Save Audio As...'. Occasionally, on Safari it may ask you to select 'Download video'. If this is the case, select 'Download video' and it will download as an audio file (mp3) as normal.


Listen to Mahan's musical choices here:

Sponsored content