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Listen to Avi Avital interview on WRTI: Philadelphia / TODAY!!

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"Forgetting borders" is what he calls it in the liner notes of his latest CD. He's mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and that CD on the Deutsche Grammophon label is, Between Worlds. The disc is a journey with, and a tribute to, those 20th-century classical composers who used music based on folk traditions in their own works. A genre-defying tour of the globe, the program on Between Worlds ranges from Dvořák, Bloch, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla to folk dances from Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Spain and Cuba.  

Listen to Jill Pasternak's conversation with mandolin performer Avi Avital, and music from his new DG CD, Between Worlds, on Crossover, TODAY!! Saturday morning at 11:30 on WRTI, with an encore the following Friday evening at 7 on HD-2 and the All-Classical web stream at wrti.org.