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Mahan Esfahani and Michael Maul in Conversation

Listen in on harpsichorist Mahan Esfahani and Michael Maul, director of the Leipzig Bach Archive, as they discuss how documents in the Archive show how exacting Bach wanted his pieces played, what happens in the almost two centuries between Bach writing the Goldberg Variations and it being played for the first time publically, why Bach went to Leipzig in the first place, and more.

This conversation video was recorded in conjunction with the Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord performance, part of the Cal Performances at Home Spring Season.

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