Avi Avital mandolin
Shalev Ad-El harpsichord
Marco Frezzato cello
The virtuoso charm of Avi Avital’s mandolin revisits Bach and Beethoven.
Avi Avital © Uwe Arens
Scarlatti Sonata for mandolin and basso continuo K. 90
Valentini Sonata No. for mandolin and basso continuo op. 12
Beethoven Andante and variations for mandolin and harpsichord
Vivaldi Sonata for mandolin and basso continuo RV 85
Bach Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 BWV 1004
Sonata BWV 1034 (transcription of the original version for recorder)
The mandolin has gained a fresh lease of life in the hands of musical wizard Avi Avital, who has placed it centre-stage once again. Under his magical fingers, this instrument, which first appeared in Italy in the 16th century and whose characteristic timbre later appealed to composers such as Schoenberg and Mahler, is now a match for great works such as Bach’s Chaconne, originally penned for the violin. This undeniably charismatic virtuoso and talented arranger has two fellow performers on board and offers a highly pleasurable programme of Baroque music, supplemented by the rare delight of Beethoven’s Andante and variations. Pure, unadulterated charm.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées