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Avi Avital

Avi AvitalHarald Hoffmann

July 28, 2022

Avi Avital was the first mandolin soloist nominated for a classical Grammy. More than 100 contemporary compositions have been written for him, but Avital is also known for his renditions of Baroque pieces. On today's show, Avi Avital plays a concerto by Vivaldi at a recent concert in Oslo, Norway.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1
Simon Trpceski, piano
Album: Debussy: Images; Arabesques; Children's Corner; Clair de lune; L'Isle joyeuse
EMI 272

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Simon Trpceski, piano | Stavanger Symphony Orchestra | Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fartein Valen, Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger, Norway

Camille Saint-Saens: Tarantella for flute, clarinet, piano, Op. 6
Gregory Milliren, flute
Music in the Vineyards Festival, The Hess Collection (winery and art museum), Napa, CA

Jessica Meyer: She Sailed the Savage Seas
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, South Carolina Public Radio, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Hour 2

Omer Avital: Ballad for Eli
Avi Avital, mandolin | Yonathan Avishai, piano | Omer Avital, bass
Album: Avital Meets Avital
DG 26723

Antonio Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C, RV 425
Avi Avital, mandolin | Norwegian Radio Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
NRK Radio Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Pieces de Clavessin, from Suite in A minor
Elliot Figg, harpsichord
Lakes Area Music Festival, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, MN

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21: Movements 3-5
Guy Braunstein, violin | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH