For BBC Radio 3 Mahan Esfahani heads to the USA to ask why we know more about Dvorak's statement than the history of African American classical music.
The Dvorak Statement
Harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani heads off on a personal journey to uncover the instrument's chequered history, why the people who play it are not always its best advocates, and how this ancient instrument has a very modern face too.
Mahan Esfahani for Building a Library comes up with a personal recommendation for Vivaldi's The Four Seasons from among available versions.
Building a Library - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Mahan Esfahani for Building a Library recommends a recording of César Franck's Symphony in D minor.
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Over coffee on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Esfahani expressed that he didn’t simply want to do an interview cataloging his musicianship and career as “outliers.” That said, he went on to offer some insights and opinions of certain trends and strains of the historical performance movement—trends which not only have affected the interpretation of music, but have more far-reaching consequences as well.
Insularities: An Interview with Mahan Esfahani
Mahan speaks about returning to Cologne
Mahan Esfahani "Mir ist ein Publikum mit Reißzähnen lieber“
Mahan encourages people to "remove the ideological blinders from their eyes."
Mahan Esfahani: 'There is no end to expanding one's mind'