Avi Avital, accompanied by the Giardino Armonico under Giovanni Antonini, plays late Baroque and Classical concertos with great agility.
Mandolinist Avi Avital granted a great wish and recorded five Baroque and late classical concertos with Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini. Perhaps the result is also convincing because the sound of the group and the mandolin harmonize well with each other. You automatically think of a certain proximity to the harp. Whether it’s the tweets or the edits: Avi Avital plays with great fluidity, but he doesn’t have any superficial talent. Its dynamic gradations alone are too subtle for that. Both in fast and slow movements: orchestra and soloist find their way in and out together, on fiery lines and shimmering accents. This recording is as concise as it is colorful: neither Bach nor Hummel lacks direct gestures and indirect lighting. The recording was not for a moment intended to foolishly seduce the audience.
Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor after RV 580, JS Bach: Concerto in C minor after BWV 1060R, Barbella: Mandolin Concerto in D major, Paisiello: Flat Mandolin Concerto in E major, Hummel: Mandolin Concerto in G major
Avi Avital (mandolin), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conducting)
Avi Avital, from Israel, was born in Beersheba in 1978 and started playing the mandolin at the age of eight. He was introduced to the instrument through the famous Israeli mandolin player Yaakov…continue