The Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital dazzled Sydney audiences when he made his debut with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2014. Avital’s virtuosity and the unusual sound of the mandolin with the period instruments of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – including the rarely heard lirone – had audiences enthralled.
This extraordinary performance has been captured in a high-definition recording (ABC Classics 076 2974), filmed live at City Recital Hall in Sydney. It will be available from October 21, 2016 ahead of Avital’s return tour with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Avi Avital, the musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and their Artistic Director Paul Dyer perform the music of baroque greats Vivaldi, JS Bach, Albinoni and Pachelbel, revel in the Bulgarian folk music of Bartok, and thrill the audience with the Spanish dances of de Falla.
“Poetic yet electrifying”. Read our review of that memorable concert.
1–3. VIVALDI Concerto in B minor for four violins, Op. 3 No. 10, RV580/ 4–6.Concerto in D major for lute, strings and continuo, RV93 (arr. for mandolin)
7. PACHELBEL Canon in D major
8–10. JS BACH Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 (arr. for mandolin)/ 11–14. Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV1034 (arr. for mandolin)
15–18. ALBINONI Sonata 2 a cinque, Op. 2 No. 3 in C major/ 19. DE FALLA Danse espagnole (arr. for mandolin, strings and continuo)
20. BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances (arr. for mandolin, strings and continuo)
The performers: Avi Avital, mandolin/ Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on period instruments/ Paul Dyer Artistic Director and Conductor.
Avi Avital tours with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
from 26 October to 8 November 2016. Click here for more.
DVD available 21 October 2016 | ABC 076 2974