Top positive review
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Great album - recommended
on 28 February 2014
So I never thought I would fall in love with a mandolin album - but somehow it has happened! Avi Avital is so talented and musical - his playing is truly magical and his interpretations are stunning.
I have two favourites on this CD. One is the Csardas, which has been brilliantly converted from a piece I am more familiar with hearing played on the violin. In this piece, he is performing it with Richard Galliano on the accordian. It has a sense of fun and the brilliance associated with this piece of music, but at the same time a finesse that must only be able to come with highly honed technique on his instrument! My other favourite recording on the CD is played with the harpist Catrin Finch (another fabulous performer in her own right). The piece of music is called Hen Ferchetan, which is traditionally a Welsh folk song.
Overall, I would very highly recommend this CD!