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.