Musical Moment: Listen to TSO Assistant Concertmaster Marc-André Savoie play ‘Allemande’ from Bach’s Partita No. 2
|Toronto Star 08 Apr 2021 at 08:16|
Bach’s solo violin and cello music is often considered the height of musical composition. It offers continuous and endless opportunities to explore the essence of composition, perfect one’s technique, and appreciate Bach’s genius no matter how many times you’ve played the pieces.
TSO Assistant Concertmaster Marc-André Savoie has been with the TSO for over 25 years and also fits into his busy schedule work as a chamber musician, and as a teacher and coach. He has played this “Allemande” from Bach’s Partita No. 2 countless times, because it feels like the closest thing to a kind of classical improvisation, which is quite miraculous for music written 300 years ago.
Musical Moment, produced by the TSO and the Star, features musicians recording themselves live at home, performing pieces no longer than three minutes. The new video will be posted every Thursday at thestar.com/musicalmoments .