Two concertmasters take matters in hand

Two concertmasters take matters in hand


norman lebrecht

March 24, 2020

Unable to lead their orchestras, the concertmasters of Montreal and Toronto got together virtually across Canada’s language barrier to pay a duet of hope.


  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    This is so very beautiful. Bless you guys and stay safe and well.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Beautiful. Thank you so much.

  • David K. Nelson says:

    How nice. The Leclair duos are tricky enough to play with this kind of subtlety when your counterpart is sitting right there in person.

  • Thank you so much, Andrew and Jonathan! Music will carry you and us through this pandemic. Hope to hear you both live soon! Take best care!

  • John Casey says:

    It’s gorgeous. What platform did they use to synchronize their playing?

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  • Robert Rÿker says:

    Bravo, bravo, bravo, Andrew and Jonathan!
    I think yours is a wonderful gesture, as well as a splendid example of great music making. I have been attempting to settle a date for Andrew to play with us in Tokyo, as we have done for Richard. I now realise I want to do the same thing for Jonathan, if he is willing — once the corona-crisis has been tamed and a civilisation restored to a reasonable balance.
    I wish you all the earliest possible resumption of regular concerts! Let us not remain silent.
    – Robert

  • Fiddlist says:

    How much did they pay?

  • Edgar Self says:

    Dreamy, crazy-beautiful, fiery, and valiant gallantry. A grand gesture. Perlman-Zukerman , the Oistrakhs, Heifetz/Primrose, and young Ilya Gringolts with Alexandr Bulov have variously recorded Leclair, Alard, Wieniawski, Moszkowski, and Mozart duos for two violins or violin/viola. Each better than the other, lvice-versa, or the reverse of the opposite.

    Beethoven’s “Eyeglass” Duo for viola/cello and Bach’s double-violin concerto are of this company. Bach’s Vier Duetten, inventions and sinfonias lend themselves to similar transcription.

  • Hest says:

    ‘before we can congregate again” i am robot. I am robot nerd. Music hold good. But human speak is not.

  • Elizabeth Purswell says:

    I ask as John Casey did. How to sync up video. I’m a pianist and would like to play with my mom without worrying about infection. It was lovely. Thanks.

  • Edgar Self says:

    Also telemann’s canonic sonatas for two flutesor alto recordersBlockfloete. J. S Bach also has a winning sonata in E-flat for solo flute and harpsichord among others, andI think one for for two flutes.

  • Judy says:

    Thank you both so much. The Pandemic has brought us fear and concern but also touching gestures from all parts of the country to bring g us together. Your music gives us hope for the future. Please come back. Merci!