Duo Concertante

We’ve devoted 15 years to the duo repertoire, approaching it as a true musical partnership between two equals. Here are some sample programs which feature great duo repertoire.

Schumann Sonata in A minor
Schafer Duo
Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata

Brahms Sonata in G major
Debussy Sonata
Strauss Sonata

Mozart Sonata K. 454
Janacek Sonata
Schubert Fantasy

Bach Sonata in E major
Bartok Sonata no.1
Beethoven Sonata no.7

Theme-Related Programs


1. Complete Beethoven
Duo Concertante can perform all 10 of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano in three evenings or one evening featuring three of these great masterworks. They toured with these masterworks as part of their 10th anniversary season in 2008. The Duo has recorded all of the sonatas for Marquis Classics to be released in April 2013.

2. Complete Bach
Duo Concertante can perform all six of Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard in two evenings along with commissioned works by Clifford Crawley and Jacelyn Morlock celebrating Bach’s legacy.

3. All’s Fair in Love and War
Impassioned works by Prokofiev, Schubert, Saint-Saens, and Mozart inspired by love and war are woven together with a terrific script by Paul Rice.

4. Oh Canada
the Duo loves the process of preparing for a premiere, working with composers, and championing their music. We have commissioned over 15 works by many of Canada’s best composers including Chan Ka Nin, Jeane Lesage, Omar Daniel, Linda Bouchard, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Kati Agocs, Brian Current, Alice Ho, Andrew Staniland, Vincent Ho, Denis Gougeon, and R. Murray Schafer.

5. Shall We Dance!
Narrated by Evelyn Hart, this program features dance music ranging from waltzes to tangos, sambas, tarantellas and sarabandes.

6. Encore!
Here are a few of our encore pieces which were arranged for us by Cliff Crawley. They make a great program on their own or can be incorporated into more traditional programs.

Gershwin Lady Be Good
Mozart Turkish March
Bonfa Black Orpheus
Gillespie A Night in Tunisia
Abreu Tico Tico
Rodgers It’s a Grand Night for Falling in Love on a Carousel (in Vienna)