About For Anna Magdalena
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Carolyn Sampson soprano
JS Bach Chorale in F ‘Gib dich
zufrieden und sei stille’ 2'
Petzold Two Minuets in G 5'
JS Bach Aria ‘So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife’; Aria ‘Gedenke doch, mein Geist, zurücke’ 5'
Couperin Rondeau in B flat minor (Les Bergeries, 6e Ordre) 4'
JS Bach Aria ‘Willst du dein Herz mir schenken’ (Aria di Giovannini) 2'
Nilufar Habibian new work 16' premiere
CPE Bach Solo per il cembalo in E flat major 4'
CPE Bach Two Polonaises in G minor 4'
JS Bach Musette in D 2'
JS Bach Cantata ‘Ich habe genung’ (in the version transmitted in the AMB, 1725) 21'
Two stellar performers take to the stage for a concert of works featured in the Anna Magdalena Notebook. The famous music book was gifted by Johann Sebastian Bach to his wife, who noted down pieces composed by Bach and others. Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and renowned soprano Carolyn Sampson perform these works, alongside a new commission of settings of Persian poetry by Iranian composer Nilufar Habibian.