Music and Conversation with Avi Avital

May 10, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Avi Avital

The genre-defying Israeli mandolinist is the most sought-after soloist on his instrument and is also the muse of composers for new works for mandolin. Avi Avital shares a playlist of music of the Jewish diaspora and works by Israeli composers including Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto. The program also features the fusion of jazz and folk music he created with jazz bass and oud player Omer Avital. Hosted by Oliver Camacho.

Listen to Music and Conversation with Avi Avital.

Playlist

All selections feature Avi Avital, mandolin & *mandola.

Avi Avital: Avi’s Song

Omer Avital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

Traditional Bulgarian: Bučimiš
Itamar Doari, percussion
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Vittorio Monti: Csárdás
Arranged by Avi Avital and Richard Galliano
Richard Galliano, accordion
Between Worlds

Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chasidic Life
II. “Nigun”
Arranged by Andreas N. Tarkmann
Simone Bernardini, violin
Amihai Grosz, viola
Zvi Plessner, cello
Klaus Stoll, double bass
Sacha Rattle, clarinet
Sarah Verrue, harp
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

*Ora Bat Chaim: Freilach Ron (Klezmer Improvisation)
Giora Feidman, clarinet
Richard Galliano, accordion
Klaus Stoll, double bass
Itamar Doari, percussion
Between Worlds
Deutsche Grammophon B0019758-02

Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984): Sonata a Tre for Mandolin, Guitar, Harpsichord
I. Allegro aperto
Sean Shibe, guitar
Yizhar Karshon, harpsichord
Art of the Mandolin
Deutsche Grammophon 4838534

Avner Dorman: Concerto for Mandolin
Metropolis Ensemble
Andrew Cyr, conductor
Avner Dorman Concertos for Mandolin, Piccolo, Piano, and Concerto Grosso
Naxos 8.559620

Moshe Vilenski: Balada Al Maayan Ve’Yam (The Source and the Sea)
Arranged by Avi Avital and Omer Avital
Omer Avital, bass
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

Omer Avital: Ballade for Eli
OmerAvital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02

*Omer Avital: Zamzama
Omer Avital, bass
Yonathan Avishai, piano
Itamar Doari, percussion
Avital Meets Avital
Deutsche Grammophon B0026723-02