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Music for a Winters Night: Calvin Abdiel piano & Cedar Newman violin

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Calvin was dubbed by The Australian as the ‘Piano Man’ and noted for his ‘extraordinary pianistic authority’ when he was just 20.
Cedar's playing has been described as 'breathtakingly virtuosic' (H.Muse City News) with a 'capacity for humility and generosity.' ( F.Gould Illawarra Mercury). 


Schubert composed his 'Grand Duo' for violin and piano at 20 - during the dawn of the Romantic period. Strauss composed his magnificent Sonata for Violin and Piano at 23 - during the twilight of the Romantic period.  Passionate, colourful and rich with beautiful melodies, these works are brought to life by internationally celebrated pianist Calvin Abdiel, 22, and violinist Cedar Newman, 20,  a President's Scholarship student at the esteemed Manhattan School of Music New York.  A Haydn solo sonata for piano shares a musical language with Schubert, while a Ysaÿe solo sonata for violin moves the music into the twentieth century with echoes of Bach and the Baroque. 

Franz Schubert Violin and Piano Sonata No. 4 ‘Grand Duo in A major, Op. posth. 162, D 574

I.Allegro moderato II. Scherzo: presto III. Andantino IV.Allegro vivace 

Joseph Haydn Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:35 ,36

I. Allegro con brio II. Adagio III. Finale: Allegro 


Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe, Sonata No.5 for Solo Violin ‘Aurora and Rustic Dance’

Richard Strauss, Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 (1887–88)

I.  Allegro, ma non troppo II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile III. Finale: Andante – Allegro

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we perform, the Dharawal people of the Eora nation. We respect their culture and customs, which have nurtured and sustained the land on which we perform, and their wisdom, which helps guide our community. 

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