Duo Concertant

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Duo Concertant is a 1932 composition for violin and piano by Igor Stravinsky. The impetus for this piece came from neo-classical literature[1] and this is reflected in the names of the movements: Cantilène, Eclogue 1, Eclogue 2, Gigue, and Dithyrambe.

Stravinsky dedicated Duo Concertant to Samuel Dushkin, a well-known violinist he met in 1931. The composer premiered the work with Dushkin in Berlin in 1932, and the pair gave recitals together across Europe for the next several years.

George Balanchine decided to choreograph the Duo Concertant in 1972 when he was planning the 1972 Stravinsky Festival.[2]

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