AFCM Ray Golding Sunset Series: Einstein's Music


Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music well to hear favourite works. There are five Sunset Series concerts over the Festival period.

In this first one, Albert Einstein was, as you may have discovered in the inaugural AFCM Illuminates lecture earlier in the day, a keen amateur violinist and lover of the music of Bach and Mozart. Tonight we hear pieces of music that Einstein undoubtedly played himself (often dragging students in Princeton off the street to play duets) as well as music that is dedicated to or inspired by his physics. Paul Dean’s A Brief History was written for Jack Liebeck to perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, here specially arranged for AFCM, it is dedicated to perhaps one of Einstein’s only real intellectual peers, Professor Stephen Hawkings.

Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, K. 304 (1778)
Jack Liebeck (violin), Daniel Grimwood (piano)
Sonata in G minor for Violin, BWV 1001 (1720)
Brigid Coleridge (violin)
Five Madrigal Stanzas H.297
Corey Cerovsek (violin), Kristian Chong (piano)
From Jewish Life, Prayer
Jamal Aliyev (cello), Kristian Chong (piano)
A Brief History
Jack Liebeck (violin), Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin), Elizabeth Layton (violin), Charlotte Bonneton (viola), Simon Oswell (viola), Elina Faskhi (cello), Trish Dean (cello), Phoebe Russell (double bass), Alison Mitchell (flute), Emmanuel Cassimatis (oboe), Lloyd van’t Hoff (clarinet), David Mitchell (bassoon), Peter Luff, (french horn), Daniel de Borah (piano), Alice Giles (harp), Jacob Enoka (percussion), Paul Dean (conductor).
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