Violinist Jennifer Pike and Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani receive the applause of the audience at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Photo: Premiere Performances

Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

  • Daring pairing of violinist Jennifer Pike and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani only a partial success, her use of vibrato and modern technique unsuited to baroque
  • They performed better in post-war works, one written by her father, and harpsichord sonata allowed Esfahani to show his eloquence and virtuosity
Topic |   Classical music

TOP PICKS

Violinist Jennifer Pike and Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani receive the applause of the audience at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Photo: Premiere Performances
READ FULL ARTICLE