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Between Worlds ()

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composed by Astor Piazzolla, Béla Bartók, Bulgarian Traditional, Ernest Bloch, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, Ora Bat Chaim, Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Vittorio Monti, Welsh Traditional

Fresh off an album of music by Bach, Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital returns with an album of 20th century music influenced by folk traditions. Much is made in the booklet about the boundary-crossing nature of the program, but really, aside from the fairly unusual but entirely appropriate music by Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze, it is a pretty standard collection of ethnic material. It stands out for several reasons, however, one of which is simply that it's been a while since the mandolin has been asked to do so many ...

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  1. Miniatures (8) on Georgian Folk Tunes, for string quartet: Sachidao
  2. Romanian Folk Dances (6) (Román népi táncok), for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68
  3. Bucimis, folk tune
  4. Aria (Cantilena), for voice & piano (arranged from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/1), A. 389/1
  5. Fuga y misterio, tango (from operetta, María de Buenos Aires)
  6. Siete canciones populares española (7 Popular Spanish Songs), for voice & piano, G. 40
  7. Csárdás, for violin & piano
  8. Miniatures (8) on Georgian Folk Tunes, for string quartet: Shepherd's Dance
  9. Miniatures (8) on Georgian Folk Tunes, for string quartet: Song
  10. Miniatures (8) on Georgian Folk Tunes, for string quartet: Dance Tune
  11. Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra): No. 2. Nigun
  12. Freilach Ron, klezmer improvisation, for mandola, clarinet, accordion, double bass & percussion
  13. Hen ferchetan
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Between Worlds
2014, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947924913

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