Commemorating more than 20 years of musical collaboration, violinist Robert McDuffie and pianist/conductor Robert Spano jubilantly take the stage to celebrate the work of Beethoven, Brahms and American composer John Corigliano. Spano steps off the podium to sit down at the piano in the twilight of his transformative 20-year tenure as music director at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he created a special sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences. McDuffie enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career as a performer and as the founder of the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in his hometown of Macon, Georgia. He also holds a faculty chair at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has worked with artists ranging from Philip Glass to Mike Mills of R.E.M.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Opus 78
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Opus 30, No. 2
Robert McDuffie, violin
Robert Spano, piano