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Sonata 1950

for violin and piano

Year:  1950   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  1950
Duration:  12m

Composer:   Douglas Lilburn

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About

The Sonata for Violin and Piano is in one movement of five contrasting sections. It dates from 1950 and was composed for two well-known musicians: the violinist was Ruth Pearl, from England, who had settled here shortly after the Second World War and was for some time the leader of the Lindsay String Orchestra; and pianist was Frederick Page, for many years professor of Music at Victoria University. These artists performed the work throughout New Zealand and took it on tour for the Chamber Music Federation. Even now it remains the one sonata for violin and piano by a New Zealand composer that is heard with any frequency.


Performance history

10 Jun 2011: Remembering Lilburn - NZSM

16 Jan 2015: Performed by Martin Riseley (violin) and Jian Liu (piano) as part of the Philip Norman presentation "Inspirations and Opportunities" at the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand Conference 2015 in Wellington.

12 Apr 2015: CMNZ Encompass | Andrew Beer and Sarah Watkins, Warkworth

26 Apr 2015: Ben Baker and Robert Thompson, Violin and Piano (Oxford)

30 Apr 2015: Ben Baker and Robert Thompson, Violin and Piano (London)

21 Jun 2015: Performed by Andrew Beer and Sarah Watkins at St Andrew's on The Terrace in Wellington

17 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Tour

21 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Napier

23 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Palmerston North

25 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Nelson

26 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Invercargill

30 Aug 2015: CLiK - The Ensemble | Auckland

Performed by Ruth Pearl (violin) and Margaret Nielsen (piano)

First performed by Ruth Pearl (violin) and Frederick Page (piano)

Performed by Elizabeth Holowell (violin) and Dean Sky-Lucas (piano) at The Music Theatre, University of Auckland, in Auckland

Performed by Justine Cormack and Michael Houstoun

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