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Avi Avital - Vivaldi / interview with Indiana Public Radio

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Interview with IPR's Steven Turpin

The GRAMMY-nominated Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital has just released Vivaldi, his third album on DG that returns the instrument to its origins-the Venetian Baroque and master composer Antonio Vivaldi. Avital captures the mystical spirit of Venice, shedding and schredding new light on Vivaldi's musical genius by performing his own transcriptions of the composer's works. He is joined on the disc by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the ensemble's twelfth recording on Deutsche Grammophon. Avital and the VBO are also touring North America to promote.

Indiana Public Radio's Steven Turpin sat down with Avital to discuss the album and the mandolin. Listen to the attached clip