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Avi Avital - Vivaldi is Classic 107: Winnipeg / 'March Classical Recording of the Month'

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Interview with Classic 107's Michael Wolch

The GRAMMY-nominated Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital has been praised as a both an "enthralling and sensitive soloist" - Boston Globe) and a "convincing advocate for his instrument" - Wall Street Journal). As the first mandolinist signed to Deutsche Grammophon, he has brought the instrument to entirely new audiences, building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and a commitment to commissioning new works and arrangements in a range of genres. Avital new Vivaldi recording, his third album on DG, returns the instrument to its origins-the Venetian Baroque and master composer Antonio Vivaldi. On this release, Avital captures the mystical spirit of Venice, shedding new light on Vivaldi's musical genius by performing his own transcriptions of the composer's works, demonstrating the rock star status that he cultivated in his own time. He is joined on the album by the Venice Baroque Orchestra on this, the ensemble's twelfth recording on Deutsche Grammophon. Avital and the VBO are also about to embark on a major North American tour this spring, stopping in Southern California, Miami, Boston and Carnegie Hall as well as Calgary and Montreal 

Avital Avital - Vivaldi has been selected as the Classic 107 Classical Recording of the Month for March 2015. Tune in at 8:30 Monday morning March 2nd to hear this great new album and hear the interview with Avital and Classic 107's Michael Wolch. Then every Monday morning at 8:30a throughout the month, hear a new track from the featured CD, and a chance to win a $25 GC from McNally Robinson Booksellers.