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Avi Avital - Concerti Per Mandolino

By Mandolin Cafe
June 29, 2008 - 9:15 pm

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Avi Avital - Concerti Per Mandolino

Avi Avital - Concerti Per Mandolino

The newest recording from classical mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital has been released on Italy's La Bottega Disantica.

Recorded in the studio with the Milan Symphony Orchestra, Concerti Per Mandolino includes selections from modern composers such as Avner Dorman, Federico Gardella, Yasuo Kuwahara and his own "Kedman" — improvisation for mandolin.

Vivaldi's famous Concerto in C Major for Mandolin and Strings also appears on the recording with orchestra playing pizzicato throughout the concerto. A spectacular rendering of a classic.

Selections:
Giovanni Paisiello - Concerto in mi bemolle maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo - Allegro Maestoso
Giovanni Paisiello - Concerto in mi bemolle maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo - Larghetto (cadenza: Avi Avital)
Giovanni Paisiello - Concerto in mi bemolle maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo - Allegretto
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in do maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo RV 425 - Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in do maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo RV 425 - Largo
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in do maggiore per mandolino, archi e basso continuo RV 425 - (Allegro)
Avner Dorman - Mandolin Concerto (2006) - Adagio Religioso
Avner Dorman - Mandolin Concerto (2006) - Allegro
Avner Dorman - Mandolin Concerto (2006) - Adagio
Yasuo Kuwahara - Improvised Poem for mandolin solo
Federico Gardella - Concerto per mandolino e orchestra (2007) - Cadenza - I movimento - Cadenza
Federico Gardella - Concerto per mandolino e orchestra (2007) - II movimento [Nei labirinti di Borges]
Federico Gardella - Concerto per mandolino e orchestra (2007) - III movimento
Avi Avital - Kedma (improvisation) for retuned mandolin

Avital has recorded many albums for labels such as Sony Classical, Mode Records NY, Pl äne DE and La Discantica. Since 2004 he has performed regularly with the renowned clarinetist Giora Feidman.

Avi Avital is a graduate of the Jerusalem Music Academy and Conservatorio Cesare Pollini of Padova. He has given lectures and master classes at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel; Stanford University in California; Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan; the Music Academy in Jerusalem; the University of the Philippines in Manila and the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

Born in Israel, Avi Avital is currently based in Pavia, Italy.

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