Avi Avital: Art of the Mandolin

Avi Avital: Art of the Mandolin

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About this playlist

The Israeli mandolin virtuoso, Avi Avital, has been the driving force behind the revival of the mandolin as a solo concert instrument and the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy. Avital commissions contemporary composers to write new music for him, as well as rearranging famous pieces written for other instruments. If you have heard of the mandolin and would like to learn more, this podcast is the perfect listen for you.

Tracklist

    Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • The History of the Mandolin

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    1:46

  • An Unconventional Teacher

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    4:07

  • I. Allegro

    Avi Avital, Alon Sariel, Venice Baroque Orchestra

    3:37

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • The Mandolin in Vivaldi's Time

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    3:14

  • II. Andante

    Avi Avital, Alon Sariel, Venice Baroque Orchestra

    4:26

  • III. Allegro

    Avi Avital, Alon Sariel, Venice Baroque Orchestra

    3:01

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • Beethoven's Love Letter

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    3:06

  • Adagio for Mandolin and Harpsichord in E Flat Major, WoO 43b (Transcr. for Mandolin and Harp)

    Avi Avital, Anneleen Lenaerts

    4:32

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • "Death Is a Friend of Ours"

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    3:37

  • I. Inside the Wave

    Avi Avital, Anneleen Lenaerts, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Sean Shibe

    3:23

  • II. The Death of Despair

    Avi Avital, Anneleen Lenaerts, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Sean Shibe

    4:48

  • III. Death Is a Friend of Ours

    Avi Avital, Anneleen Lenaerts, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Sean Shibe

    3:40

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • Playing with Giovanni Sollima

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    3:43

  • Prelude for Mandolin Solo

    Avi Avital

    4:14

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • "Keyboard" Sonatas for Mandolin

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    3:57

  • I. Allegro (Transcr. for Mandolin and Basso continuo)

    Avi Avital, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Patric Zepec

    2:43

  • II. Grave (Transcr. for Mandolin and Basso continuo)

    Avi Avital, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Patric Zepec

    1:08

  • III. Allegro (Transcr. for Mandolin and Basso continuo)

    Avi Avital, Yizhar Karshon, Ophira Zakai, Patric Zepec

    1:45

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • The National Composer of Israel

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    5:58

  • I. Allegro aperto

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Yizhar Karshon

    3:23

  • II. Lentamente recitando

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Yizhar Karshon

    3:35

  • III. Lo stesso movimento

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Yizhar Karshon

    4:14

  • Avi Avital: Primephonic Interview
  • The Musical Box

    Avi Avital, Maryna Boiko

    4:01

  • I. Carillon. Allegretto

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Anneleen Lenaerts

    5:33

  • II. Récitatif. Adagio

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Anneleen Lenaerts

    2:19

  • III. Masque

    Avi Avital, Sean Shibe, Anneleen Lenaerts

    1:26

  • Total playing time

    1:31:26

Curated by

Avi Avital

Mandolinist

About this playlist

The Israeli mandolin virtuoso, Avi Avital, has been the driving force behind the revival of the mandolin as a solo concert instrument and the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy. Avital commissions contemporary composers to write new music for him, as well as rearranging famous pieces written for other instruments. If you have heard of the mandolin and would like to learn more, this podcast is the perfect listen for you.

Curated by

Avi Avital

Mandolinist

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