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Avi Avital - Vivaldi

By Mandolin Cafe
January 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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Avi Avital - Vivaldi, on Deutsche Grammophon

Avi Avital - Vivaldi, on Deutsche Grammophon

Berlin, Germany — Deutsche Grammophon has announced a February 25, 2015 release for Vivaldi, Avi Avital's newest project.

On the recording Avital pays homage to the sounds of Venice and beloved composer of the Italian Baroque, Antonio Vivaldi, with four popular concerti with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, an 18th Century Venetian Gondolier song performed by Juan Diego Flórez, as well as the Trio Sonata in C major with Mahan Esfahani and Ophira Zakai.


Vivaldi - Trailer

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January 19, 2015 09:13 AM
Oh my. Burned rubber on my mouse rushing over to Amazon to get this one.
January 19, 2015 01:45 PM
Jeff always beats me to the comment section. But that did not slow my pace to the 'add to cart' button for this one. Avi is one huge inspiration. Very cool. I wonder what he is cooking up next?
January 19, 2015 03:22 PM
I love that video. Lots of "mandolin face". That look at 47 seconds, made me want to buy the CD right there.
January 20, 2015 03:09 PM
That is one gorgeous mandolin.
January 20, 2015 03:13 PM
I do love the sound of those Kerman mandolins. I have never heard one but recorded, I would love to hear one in person. I would love even more to play one in person.
January 20, 2015 03:29 PM
Quote from Gandalfa: That is one gorgeous mandolin. End Quote

the guy aint too bad to look at either......
January 20, 2015 04:10 PM
i guess we should post this video, where he talks briefly about his Kerman and you get to see it more closely.

I think ill buy this album, even though im not much into classical music, i listened to some of his vivaldi pieces on his spotify page and actually liked it quite a bit. So ill check it out, who knows maybe it will be a stepping stone into classical music for me.

January 20, 2015 04:37 PM
well, that was quite enjoyable, ty LBV smile
January 20, 2015 08:07 PM
Lovely indeed.
mandolino maximus
January 23, 2015 10:29 AM
Excited about this.

I asked friends to watch out for mandolins when the visited Italy - including Venice. The didn't see anyone playing. That would be disappointing for me. I would have thought they would want a mandolin and gondolier just for atmosphere.
February 24, 2015 09:56 AM
I just listened to the Vivaldi recording and was amazed at the extremely high quality of the music. Avital's technique is wonderfully clean and precise plus the sound quality is great. The finest classical recording I have heard in a long time. I like it.
February 24, 2015 10:44 AM
no doubt Avi is an amazing player. You can also see him perform on the tiny desk concerts! Very cool.
Daniel Vance
February 24, 2015 11:32 AM
Just finished listening to it through the second time. This may be my favorite one of his CDs to date.
February 24, 2015 01:42 PM
Avi Avitel will be playing in NYC Thursday, March 12, 20157:00 PM
WQXR Presents Vivaldi with Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra

February 25, 2015 07:41 AM
Just listened to album. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
February 25, 2015 08:05 AM
I get to see Avi, et al, on Tuesday!!! Here in backwater Edmond, OK!!!! Tickets are boughten and everything!

(I haven't been around the cafe much for the past six months - real life is SO intrusive...)
Nick Royal
February 26, 2015 08:45 PM
I want to recommend Avi Avital's last cd: "Between Worlds." It's a great collection of piece with a variety of musicians.
And he blends in well with others I think.
February 27, 2015 10:33 AM
Quote from Nick Royal: I want to recommend Avi Avital's last cd: "Between Worlds." It's a great collection of piece with a variety of musicians.
And he blends in well with others I think. End Quote
I second that recommendation, Between Worlds was an absolute fantastic CD.
I have always been a fan of Vivaldi, so this latest CD tops them all for me, at the moment--until whatever is next!
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