Dazzling new video: Bartók on the mandolin

Dazzling new video: Bartók on the mandolin


norman lebrecht

December 05, 2013

Just watch…. remember to breathe when it’s over.

avi avital

Watch the complete concert here.


  • Judith says:

    Fabio Machado is also amazing, has a very rich tremolo (here he performs Vitali’s Chaconne) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpZk5Edqdy0

  • Sanda Schuldmann says:

    AMAZING! Thank you for sharing it

  • What a stunning performance and video! I just so wish we could have been spared the sounder milliseconds after the final cadence.

  • richardcarlisle says:


    Beautifully coordinated accompaniment — smooth, harmonious — wondrous blending… I posted Yuja Wang’s Bumble bee, fast work on her part!

  • I would love to see and hear Avi in concert in the UK! He is a marvellous musician and a lovely person!

  • Donald Wright says:

    I wish the balance had been a bit better. Often the chordal accompaniment on the piano outweighs the melodic line in the mandolin. I’m surprised that the pianist wasn’t more sensitive to the possibility of drowning out the mandolin, but perhaps she thought the recording engineer would compensate. Still, he gave a beautiful rendition.

  • Veronica says:

    The video works now under this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weiGPNgHyWA