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Mahan Esfahani @MahanEsfahani Praga mater urbium, when home

Epictetus said, “you’re a tiny soul lugging around a corpse.” (Ψυχάριον εἶ βαστάζον νεκρόν, ὡς Ἐπίκτητος ἔλεγεν) https://t.co/c9ZWNnLMGY

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I second this. I’ve played more with the RLPO than with any other British orchestra and the love runs deep. https://t.co/KRmi8VLL73
7/9
2020
@edvaizey @CrossEyedPiano Thank you Ed! High praise! @chichinwanoku I’ve seen that — a movie, of course, so was looking for more documentary stuff! @wtgowers Thank you ! I shall look it up and order it. @wiemers_judith Thank you Judith! @KathleenAlder How does this relate to the Troubles? I would like to learn more about that period specifically. @robertgrawson Wait what’s with the underscoresWhat is a good documentary - preferably available online - that I can watch about the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland? @OliviaChaney @BBCRadio3 @drsarahwalker @TandemProUK Beautiful! @timoandres @mcelhearn STRAIGHT TO DVD @mcelhearn I reserve judgment because if you dare to criticise the music distributed by large multinational corpora… https://t.co/DpzuzrON1n @timoandres I would be down with Costanze, though. @timoandres WittyJust to be clear, the American chattering class that wrote nonsense like the Atlantic’s 2012 “American Mozart” abou… https://t.co/3tUu5BXpoCHotdog seller, New York in 1963, a glorious Kodachrome by Evelyn Hofer. I love this photograph. https://t.co/EVaH4g0AHi
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @nightafternight @RichardBratby will be very happy to read this thread. I never took this stuff seriously before he set me straight.
7/8
2020
@hwfmorris Yours is AWESOMEThe earliest written exemplar of New Persian, written by an 8th century Jewish merchant in Hebrew script: https://t.co/LZtWp0Tg4k @ShlomitSofer Gotta love the Karens of music @ArchiMedit @LaunchburyClai1 It’s very much an opera singer thing especially — profile pic is a ‘publicity pic’ and… https://t.co/UbFfNh4iEEI remember when I was at @Stanford during the international festival the Persian Student Association’s table — EVER… https://t.co/QxsyGHn6SaWhy are people’s cover pics on Twitter just another pic of them? There’s a strong North Korea whiff about that.Would this be the Whitman who wrote a poem describing slavery/secession as “the foulest crime in history known in a… https://t.co/96nn7nHp7T
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @Sennheiser_UK Wow! Thank you, folks! Much appreciated.
7/7
2020
This is my great great grandfather Horse Chief Eagle and John Philip Sousa, the composer who wrote all the patrioti… https://t.co/vxA6k99Zyi
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @mcelhearn @Sennheiser_UK OK! So really they should be the main point of contact I guess, right? With products like that... @mcelhearn @Sennheiser_UK How can I get them repaired?Beware of a boring posting: I have a beautiful pair of @Sennheiser_UK over-ear headphones and it seems that they n… https://t.co/TuaSk8LHxg @DAS_KONZEPT_ Konzept: the scene where the kids teach the alphabet in Blow’s ‘Venus and Adonis.’ @MusicAndArtsInc @CasuraFlurin Also a wonderful recording which was very important to me when I was in college. I e… https://t.co/u8CqeZq0ps @stephenm68 @lars_vogt @BBCRadio4 Oh yeah that’s totes me in a nutshell HAH @stephenm68 @lars_vogt @BBCRadio4 Should we tell them it was by a gay composer, no less?Really looking forward to weeks of American journalists butchering the name ‘Ghislaine.’ @carmflors @imanimosley Why didn’t Imani just live-tweet that gala? @LeonardSlatkin This is an awesome essay.I propose @imanimosley to do that video, btw.The Met Opera online gala is still up and needs an intro video like this one. https://t.co/feOlElfSWyWhen my recording of the Partitas is out I’m gonna send them to this guy and they’re gonna f*** with his brain big… https://t.co/KwBHWft3pc @NicolasPianist Yeah I think in his notes to the first LP he mentions the mentorship of Kirkpatrick in helping him with these. @NicolasPianist I love this. You know he played them for Kirkpatrick? @CasuraFlurin Amazing. Most beautiful and heartbreaking Scarlatti ever. @CasuraFlurin Out of print but insanely beautiful set of CDs from @MusicAndArtsInc https://t.co/gDVHwIx9Hf @CasuraFlurin That will change soon. I can recommend many of his recordings if you wish!Every time I’m a little dispirited I just put on this video of YouTube of Christian Zacharias talking about Scarlat… https://t.co/OqQVB5r1cS @mcculld @olgabarry @fallon_donal Thanks for the recommendation! @ad_cognitionis Oh I love that about his playing. Don’t forget - Bach had 20 kids, he understood romance after all!… https://t.co/ZgsZn2bvgF @MusicClerk Oh yeah. Actually the whole time-space continuum gets mucked up too.Actually this is what happens if you play all 600 Scarlatti sonatas at the same time. https://t.co/NvVCEYDKSd @ad_cognitionis That is very kind of you to say. I also love var 28 and maybe my favourite is...13? 19? 9? Tough to… https://t.co/qZ7TDiCBS6This is pretty inspiring. Read it. https://t.co/5Jbk0ZbpDH @SebChonion @hyperionrecords @Anahita_Abbasi Thank you for your amazing work Seb! This was your baby! @ad_cognitionis Wait until you hear the Bach toccatas. That will raise the fire by some 2000 degrees :-) @fnayeri This sounds like an amazing title — I can’t wait. @ad_cognitionis Glenn Gould is great for studying as he makes you think so much - great choice. But you’ll hate me… https://t.co/F1a0zrLTVi @ad_cognitionis @nprmusic Thank you and also good luck on your IB exams —- I remember that period well (and drank t… https://t.co/Kxh8mT66CcFor once I need to get a Times subscription so I can figure out what this headline means. https://t.co/ZYAZ1M9zCX @TheJazzDad @robfarhat Oh gosh that’s assuredly unfair! We all make remarks and the value of Twitter is to then exc… https://t.co/LCqGP8TEnN @richardmelko I didn’t know that! Amazing. @richardmelko True and well said! — but didn’t he also study at the new music courses in Darmstadt? Pretty amazing… https://t.co/OVia5uInQP @fhvln That is high praise! Damn, I can’t think of anything better. Just to be clear I really don’t get panto very… https://t.co/i4gQcgOdA9And it’s been in these regional theatres and towns that I’ve had some of the best audiences and have made friends f… https://t.co/GEeQDTpA3E @mcelhearn Yes - very true!There are a lot of people who think we in the arts should starve, and this sort of remark really doesn’t make us look good.I’m not exactly a massive Pantomime fan and don’t know a whole ton about it but it seems to me that it’s an importa… https://t.co/Ad6FiK3fYiTHREAD. There was a sort of beautiful unity in the British arts/music scene this past month in making voices heard… https://t.co/4gUtdH9vIoHaving really gotten into 20th century Irish history these past few years I really enjoyed reading this amazing thr… https://t.co/bd5V0Hxq4OEmpathy lies at the heart of all great portraiture, without it you will never take a good portrait.
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @MSalkindPearl Yeah no this interview is a mess @imanimosley The effect in the original German is SO MUCH WORSE
7/6
2020
This is me when I see American and English bookstores selling books about TV personalities. https://t.co/ZULQ7hb6GJ @myluckyerror 1 billion percentIt's weird how extreme an idea like defunding the police is painted in Britain when defunding the arts, libraries,… https://t.co/VAgGgFEaUo
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @DAS_KONZEPT_ Konzept: the newly-rediscovered Otello by Hans Pfizner @DAS_KONZEPT_ Konzept: Les Troyens is just 2 acts, Aeneas drowns because boat repairs were too expensive @SidebottomSide1 @CosmoKedros @George_Osborne People - he’s a commodities trader who has the added personality aspe… https://t.co/aY1avodl2d @ShadiSeifouri Yes, I can think of many Otellos I’d rather listen to - and I love that opera! Also, it just seems l… https://t.co/uV6LdRCPKn @rcbregman @mikapelo Rutger has very strong “most annoying guy at a dinner party” vibes.Dear Piotr Beczala: on behalf of classical musicians who really don’t need the bad publicity for our art form, I be… https://t.co/ICRmafjHlDThis is why Twitter really isn’t for everyone. https://t.co/cdZHHEJB4I @AnkeStaffeldt @YouTube Still the best @londongal_28 Nope - but then again, most people (particularly on Twitter) are pretty stupid.At 5 am (PST) on The Sound Barrier, the wonderful Ian Parsons is talking about L. Ferrari and my piece (Intertwined… https://t.co/PbWWS4YCUw
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7/5
2020
This is the UK thanks to @OliverDowden: First, the government takes away the right to work in our neighbouring 27… https://t.co/ydM9XS3Ro1
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @RMCunliffe Says everything about the chattering/scribbling classes in England and whose class interests they represent.As an expat from the U.S. for some 15 years now I share with you on July 4th - a holiday which I value very highly… https://t.co/Y4XGSDAmmP
7/4
2020
Time to celebrate 🎉 new #1 from @hyperionrecords, @PianoPiersLane & @TheOrchNow! 🔸 #7 #ibragimova 🔸 #10https://t.co/6K6YoJ2HkT
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @MusicClerk Good to see Mingus, though he should be #1.
7/3
2020
@JoyceCarolOates Of course I share your distaste for Trump and what he has done to the USA, but surely this is the… https://t.co/BMztnkzNs9 @Benlunn Hey, that’s what Twitter is for, particularly amongst Americans. @civetta @BBCFrontRow I don’t know, really; I think that the public funding leads to public bodies asking, “hey, wh… https://t.co/GLwpVyLcRp @civetta @BBCFrontRow Insane that he would be critical of the situation in Germany; but yes, the situation in Franc… https://t.co/jBocc5SxAeIn Europe, we call this ‘RyanAir.’ https://t.co/tdlUvWL2fh @DAS_KONZEPT_ Konzept: Andrea Chenier but everything is in a major key @icuclear_Phd @makaysmith10 From a Twitter account called “Love 1another.” Ironic.
7/2
2020
@5against4 @rabbitsage3 Wondering if I might have the wrong e.mail for you :)Fun fact: According to @MahanEsfahani there are over 50 modern concertos for harpsichord. @NPR #TinyDeskConcerthttps://t.co/cXOrVp9v4M
Retweeted by Mahan Esfahani @andrewrwales @hyperionrecords Much obliged, sir!Literally just finding out about the London-Calcutta bus service which apparently existed well into the 70’s. Wow.… https://t.co/pXC4s4K2HJ
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7/1
2020
💿😃💯🍾 Very proud of this new baby! @hyperionrecords @MahanEsfahani Rare account of « Musique socialiste » by Luc F… https://t.co/6qZO4hlzrO
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6/30
2020
Flat Mountain Dew https://t.co/uSUrNwpthI
6/29
2020

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