Today's Classical Music Video

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dallas Concertmasters Play Prokofiev

Jaap van Zweden has dramatically improved the Dallas Symphony since he took over as music director. In addition to his unique conducting skills, he has made significant changes in personnel. Among the major changes have been the appointments of two concertmasters: Alexander Kerr and Nathan Olsen. Van Zweden knows a thing or two about violins and violinists. For many years he was concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and had an important solo career. It is probably not a coincidence that Alexander Kerr was also concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at one time.

Here are the two concertmasters together playing Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Solo Violins. The performance was recorded earlier this year for the popular program "Free Sounds" in Holland. Conductor van Zweden is seated in a chair behind the performers.

Paul E. Robinson

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