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    Avi Avital takes on the Chaconne from Bach's Partita no. 2 in the July 18 edition of Performance Today. It's at the end of hour one on the website (some nice playing from guys named Thile and Ma earlier, too): https://www.yourclassical.org/progra...des/2018/07/18

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    A nice comparison of two different classical players Thile and Friends at the start and Avi at the finish of hour one, with very different styles and sounds and audio production. To be fair, Avital's performance is a live recording, and Thile's Trio is a 'studio' album. I don't know where it was recorded. It would be nice if Thile got to finish the Bach solo works in a second album, so that we could hear his Chaconne.
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    I couldn’t figure out how to move the recording to the end where Avi is playing but here is a video of his playing the Chaconne:



    I still maintain that that is a difficult piece to get the same emotional effect from a mandolin as you can with a violin. I have listened to Hilary Hahn’s rendition and it is incredibly moving. The mandolin, as much as I love it, does not have the sustain and timbre that a violin does. However I do think that Avi does a wonderful job and enjoy his mastery of the instrument.
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    Masterful! Love me some Avi!

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    Here's a rendition on mandolin by Avi's countryman, Alon Sariel. Equally nice IMHO.

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    Yes, the Alon Sariel version is really good! I hadn't heard of him before. He also plays a Kerman mandolin if I'm not mistaken.

    I like it how Avi Avital lives every piece of music while playing it. I prefer his folk/classical crossover on "Between Worlds", but this is great too. One of my favourite players.

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    marvelous!

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    All those Israeli guys play Kerman mandolins. My daughter is going over there in August. I told her to buy me a bagful. I wonder if it is against the law over there for any mandolinist to play anything but a Kerman.
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    They sound great and I am sure they are expensive. I would like to have one in my collection.

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