When I was asked to write a double concerto for Pinchas Zukerman’s 70th birthday year I immediately said yes. He and his wife, the cellist Amanda Forsyth, love playing together, but there aren’t many mainstream concertos apart from the Brahms and some works by Vivaldi.

Avner Dorman Avner Dorman. Photo © Dan Seltzer

My father played in the Israel Philharmonic forever, so I grew up hearing Pinchas. I’ve always loved his playing. There’s something...

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