Mandolinist Avi Avital Performs Masterworks at Sixth & I
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Three friends and I attended the performance by Mr, Avital with high expectations and he exceeded them. Incredibly light touch on the mandolin, yet speed and warmth with each piece. Beethoven, Bach and Bartok plus his own piece. We should have...continued
On the Program:
Vivaldi: Concerto for Mandolin (lute) in D Major RV 93
Bach: Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsichord)
Beethoven: Andante con Variazioni
Bach: Concerto in G minor BWV 1056 (Originally for harpsichord)
Piazzolla: Otono Porteno (Arr. for mandolin and string quartet)
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