Until circumstances allow us to meet again, please enjoy these wonderful links and sites full of amazing orchestral music and activities!
Some Composers Just Can’t Stop at One-Enjoy These Wonderful Concerti for Two Soloists
Click on the link to enjoy:
- R. StraussDuet Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon& String Orchestra
Just gorgeous melodies and performances hereof this charming piece which debuted in 1948
- W. A. MozartSinfonia Concertante K. 364 for Violin & Viola
Captivating and witty musical dialog between the two soloists in this universally crowd-pleasing symphony/concerto crossover genre
- F. J. HaydnConcerto for Two Horns
Although commonly attributed to Haydn, some scholars credit Antonio Rosetti. Either way, one of them did a wonderful job with this doubly delicious piece. Or maybe they both did?
- J. S. BachConcerto For Two Violins
Everyone knows and loves this beloved work, so I mixed it up a little sharing here just the heart-wrenchingly gorgeous second movement (Largo)performed by two talented cellists called aptly 2 CELLOS.
- W.A. MozartConcerto for Flute & Harp, K.299
Prolific and talented Mozart was commissioned (but never paid) to write this for his flutist friend and his friend’s harpist daughter who was also Mozart’s composition student. His only work for harp, he considered her composition skills inept, but her harp skills “magnifique!”
- J. BrahmsConcerto For Violin and Cello
Beautiful version here by husband and wife double whammy duoPinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth (pictured above). Brahms composed and dedicated it in 1887 as a peace offering to his estranged friend, violinist Joseph Joachim.
- L. BeethovenTriple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano
Sometimes, when even two isn’t enough, you compose for three like a true genius! Enjoy this double-plus-one with the legendary Anne Sophie Mutter, and the late greats Lynn Harrell and Andre Previn.
Take the time to enjoy these great reminders of all we love and miss hearing, until we can meet again safely at Southwest Florida Symphony live concerts! Enjoying these with your students or children?