Magazine article Gramophone

'Between Worlds': Bartok Romanian Folk Dances

Magazine article Gramophone

'Between Worlds': Bartok Romanian Folk Dances

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'Between Worlds' Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Sz56 Bat Chaim Freilach Ron Bloch Nigun Dvorak String Quartet No 12, 'American', Op 96 B179--Finale Falla Siete Canciones populares espanolas Monti Csardas Piazzolla Fuga y Misterio Traditional Bucimis. Hen Ferchetan Tsintsadze Sachidao. Three Miniatures Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No 5-Aria (Cantilena) Avi Avital mand with Richard Galliano acco Giora Feidman cl Catrin Finch hp Itamar Doari perc Potsdam Chamber Academy DG [F] 4791069GH (66' * DDD)

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With mandolin players such as Avi Avital and Chris Thile doing such wondrous things with Bach et al, you might be forgiven for thinking the guitar is in danger of losing its place as the crossover plucked instrument of choice in the classical realm. Well, maybe not just yet. But Avital's follow-up to his superb recording of Bach concertos (11/12) only confirms what we already knew: that here is a musician who recognises no boundaries except those of good taste, and who has the artistry to persuade listeners to follow him anywhere. …

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