Two concertmasters take matters in hand

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.

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  • 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!

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