Avi Avital: Between Worlds

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4791069
Format: CD

Avi Avital

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68 Bloch, E: Baal Shem Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 'American' - Allegro ma non troppo Falla: Siete Canciones populares españolas Monti, V: Csárdás Piazzólla: Fuga y Misterio trad.: Bučimiš Hen Ferchetan Tsintsadze: Miniatures Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

A genre-defying tour of the globe exploring the nexus between classical, popular and traditional music uniquely inhabited by Avi Avital and his magical mandolin. From Bach to Bluegrass to Balkan Beats, Avi Avital plays all with charismatic charm. After the success of “Bach”, Avi returns to again defy expectations with a selection of beautiful melodies and delightful dances from Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas, each with roots in popular folk traditions, arranged by some of the world’s greatest classical composers. For this journey, Avi is joined by a host of special guests: from music legends such as Richard Galliano and Giora Feidman, to DG stars such as Catrin Finch, accompanied by a hand-picked ensemble of virtuoso friends from around the world. Repertoire highlights include the popular Monti Czardas, Bachianas Brasilieras (Villa-Lobos), Bloch’s spiritual Nigun, the finale from Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Cuban and Georgian folk dances, and a very special Piazzolla tango.

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