Dynamic Duos

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Thu June 17, 8pm EDT Online

If music is a language, what could be more intimate and eloquent than a conversation between two instruments?

Striving to mimic the human voice was an important ideal in baroque music, one that informs this program of duets featuring various instrument pairings. Featuring music written without the usual continuo accompaniment, this concert is a series of dialogues, where the musicians swap melodies, exchange viewpoints, and engage in playful banter.

Some of the musical conversation is between members of the same family (two violins, two violas, oboe and bassoon), and some is between friends (bassoon and gamba, oboe and violin). This is music that can assume many forms and moods, music that articulates ideas and emotions in a direct and personal way. 

Access one-week extended viewing with a Standard+ subscription or a Deluxe single ticket, along with a digital house program. Standard subscribers and regular single ticket buyers are able to access the concert for 48 hours from the original broadcast time.

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  • Vivaldi Sonata for 2 violins in G Major senza basso, RV 71
    (Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins)
  • Couperin 13e Concert à 2 instrumens à l’unisson
    (Dominic Teresi, bassoon & Felix Deak, viola da gamba) 
  • Telemann Canonic sonata no. 1 in G Major
    (John Abberger, oboe & Cristina Zacharias, violin)
  • Rolla Duo for 2 violas in F Major, B1:11
    (Brandon Chui & Patrick G. Jordan, violas)
  • Saggione Sonata no. 1 in D Minor for 2 bass instruments
    (Felix Deak, viola da gamba & Pippa Macmillan, violone)
  • Besozzi Duo for oboe & bassoon in F Major
    (Marco Cera, oboe & Dominic Teresi, bassoon)
  • Leclair Sonate à 2 violons sans basse, op. 3, no. 5
    (Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins)

Get in the mood for this concert with our teaser playlist below.