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Art of the Mandolin ()

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composed by Antonio Vivaldi, David Bruce, Domenico Scarlatti, Giovanni Sollima, Hans Werner Henze, Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Ben-Haim

Mandolinist Avi Avital has put together several impressive albums of music by combining works of Vivaldi and Beethoven, composers who actually did write for the mandolin occasionally, with intelligently chosen transcriptions. Here, for the first time, he offers a program of music entirely, at least theoretically, written for the mandolin. The evidence for Scarlatti's Sonata in D minor, K. 89, having been written for mandolin and continuo rather than harpsichord, is purely musical, not in the least documentary, but whatever ...

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  1. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532
  2. Adagio for piano & mandolin in E flat major, WoO 43/2
  3. Death Is a Friend of Ours, for mandolin, guitar, harp, theorbo & harpsichord
  4. Prelude for mandolin
  5. Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 89 (L. 211) (or for solo instrument & continuo)
  6. Sonata a tre, for mandolin, guitar & harpsichord
  7. Carillon, Récitatif, Masque, for guitar, mandolin & harp
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Art of the Mandolin
2020, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028948385348

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