Two top violins in shootout at OK Colorado

July 31, 2014 by norman lebrecht

1 comment.

Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint are college friends and professional rivals.

Tonight, they slug it out at a ‘violin duel’ concert in the Colorado mountains.

Brave of them, and really challenging.

They open with Louis Spohr’s Duo Concerto for two violins No. 2 in D major, Op. 67. Gluzman then plays Mozart’s F-major sonata, followed by Quint in Jean-Marie LecLair’s D-major sonata. After the interval, it’s Moszkowski, Corigliano and Sarasate.

They should do this somewhere more central. That’s real competition.

Vadim Gluzman vs quint

Comments (1)

  1. bratschegirl says:

    I just heard Quint’s recent recording of the Tchaikovsky concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic and Martin Panteleev. I thought it was excellent playing, and a very arresting and individual approach. Wish I could hear this; sounds like a grand evening.

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