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Instrument: Mandolin

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LondonRustioni conducts Fairouz's Mandolin Concerto

© Harald Hoffmann
Ravel, Dorman, Ghedini, Respighi
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Daniele Rustioni; Avi Avital

New York CityMaria Farantouri: A Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

Maria Farantouri: A Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis
Miltos Logiadis; Maria Farantouri; Heracles Zakkas; Achilles Wastor

OxfordAvi Avital

Avi Avital
Vivaldi, Dorman
Avi Avital; Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

Saint PaulInternational Artist Series: Avi Avital & Sergio and Odair Assad

Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Bartók, Piazzolla
Avi Avital; Sérgio Assad; Odair Assad

HamburgNDR das neue werk: Avi Avital & FriendsUraufführung

Vivaldi, Henze, Scarlatti, Ben-Haim, Ravel, Bruce
Avi Avital; Lukasz Kuropaczewski; Ophira Zakai; Sarah Verrue

Toulonfuria

Murcia, de Falla, Ibarrondo, Ortiz, Urquiza, Mudarra, Solano, Boccherini
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ChicagoMandolin Masterpieces

Boccherini, Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Giovanni Antonini; Avi Avital
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Vivaldi with abandon: Atlanta Symphony hosts Avi Avital

Avi Avital © Harald Hoffmann
Guest Laura Jackson leads the Atlanta Symphony in three light pieces and a masterwork, with soloist Avi Avital.
***11
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Between worlds: sensational Avi Avital

Avi Avital © Harald Hoffmann
To see three passionate ambassadors of their instruments performing together made a sensationally satisfying evening at St Georges, Bristol.
*****
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Musical shifts and spontaneity: Avi Avital in Zurich

Avi Avital © Harald Hoffmann
Giovanni Antonini conducts the Tonhalle Orchestra in an appealing programme of works by Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi that marked the Zurich debut of the dynamic Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital.
***11
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Peruvian sunshine struggles to beat the clouds

Juan Diego Flórez at the RAH © Jonathan Rose
Flórez's recital showed exactly why singers should steer clear of technological assistance. 
**111
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Sublimely ridiculous: Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux

Another ancient hit revived and delivered with panache by Sydney-based Pinchgut Opera: Gretry's L'Amant jaloux (1778) proved it still could raise laughs, aided by a superb cast. 
****1
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An Italian feast from Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl © James McMillan | Decca
A tantalising selection of Italian Baroque music from Andreas Scholl, Avi Avital and friends at Wigmore Hall.
***11
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Jessye Norman in recital: “Hooray for Love!”

Jessye Norman © Carol Friedman
She made cynics swoon and skeptics burst: Jessye Norman, along with pianist Mark Markham, serenaded eager listeners with love songs from the Great American Songbook and 20th-century France.
****1
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