Themes And Variations

Calvin Abdiel

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Format: CD

Cat No: ELQ4859792

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Release Date:  02 August 2024

Label:  Australian Eloquence

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0028948597925

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    For his debut recording, Australian pianist Calvin Abdiel presents three technically complex piano works by three Romantic composers. All works are based on the theme/variation form. For Schumann's fiendishly challenging Etudes symphoniques, Calvin adds his own interpolated sequence of the posthumous variations. The equally demanding Liszt showpiece based around three melodies from Mozart's Don Giovanni, and the recital concludes with the near 'unplayable' Paganini Variations of Brahms, which Clara Schumann referred as the 'Witch's Variations'.

    Dubbed by The Australian as the 'Piano Man' and noted for his 'extraordinary pianistic authority', the Indonesian/Australian pianist Calvin Abdiel is establishing himself as one of the finest young musicians internationally. He has given high profile performances in numerous countries, including Australia, Austria, Russia, Indonesia, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. In 2021 he won the highest position of any Australian pianist at the Sydney International Piano Competition and also took out third prize.

    "There is nothing he cannot do at the piano" - Piers Lane AO

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. SCHUMANN: Etudes symphoniques, Op. 13 (with supplementary variations)
      • 2. LISZT: Reminiscences du Don Juan de Mozart, S. 418
      • 3. BRAHMS: Variations on a theme of Paganini, Op. 35 - Books I & II