EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2011
Finnish pianist, Olli Mustonen explores a widely colourful array of repertoire from Schumann's fresh and innocent Kinderszenen to the deeply troubled Fantaisie and Toccata by Martinu written while in self-imposed exile during the Second World War. Scriabin's exotic and virtuosic works create another world of shimmering sounds and thrilling fiery brilliance while his fellow Russian, Shchedrin finds his inspiration in the Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich and Bach.
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 10
Scriabin: Vers la flamme
Shchedrin: Prelude and Fugue No.21 in B-flat major
Shchedrin: Prelude and Fugue No.2 in a-minor
Shchedrin: Prelude and Fugue No.13 in G-flat major
Shchedrin: Prelude and Fugue No.14 in e-flat minor
Shchedrin: Prelude and Fugue No.15 in D-flat major
Martinu: Fantasy and Toccata
Olli Mustonen - piano.