Avi Avital : Bach

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4790092
Format: CD

Avi Avital (Mandolin)

Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052 adapted for Mandolin and Orchestra by Avi Avital Kammerakademie Potsdam, Shalev Ad-El Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056 adapted for Mandolin and Orchestra by Avi Avital Kammerakademie Potsdam, Shalev Ad-El Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041 adapted for Mandolin and Orchestra by Avi Avital Kammerakademie Potsdam, Shalev Ad-El Flute Sonata No. 5 in E minor, BWV1034 adapted for Mandolin and Orchestra by Avi Avital with Ophira Zakai, Ira Givol, Shalev Ad-El

Following in the footsteps of Miloš and his guitar revival, Deutsche Grammophon presents the charismatic young Israeli musician Avi Avital, champion of yet another beautiful and underestimated stringed instrument – the mandolin. In 2010, Avi Avital was the first mandolinist to ever receive a Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumental Soloist”. His debut album for Deutsche Grammophon is devoted to one of his great passions: the music of J.S. Bach. The programme includes Avi’s own mandolin transcriptions of three concertos and a trio sonata by the great Cantor of Leipzig. These gifts, and his commitment to expanding the expressive possibilities of the mandolin, are why Deutsche Grammophon will place him on the music world’s radar – and what better way to begin, than with Bach?

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