Wigmore Hall Mondays - Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen
From Wigmore Hall, Steven Isserlis (cello) and Olli Mustonen (piano). Schumann: 3 Romances; Album fur die Jugend (excerpt). Mustonen: Frei, aber einsam. Prokofiev: Cello Sonata.
From Wigmore Hall, London: Steven Isserlis (cello) and Olli Mustonen (piano) play Schumann, Mustonen and Prokofiev
Introduced by Fiona Talkington
Steven Isserlis, cello
Olli Mustonen, piano
Schumann: 3 Romances, Op 94
Schumann: from Album für die Jugend, Op 68
Olli Mustonen: Frei, aber einsam (UK premiere)
Schumann (arr. for cello and piano by Steven Isserlis): Intermezzo from F.A.E sonata
Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C, Op 119
Today's concert includes the UK premiere of Olli Mustonen's "Frei, aber einsam" - 'Free, but alone' - which also connects with the abbreviated title of the collaborative work, the F-A-E Sonata, by Robert Schumann, his pupil Albert Dietrich and Johannes Brahms. Olli Mustonen's work, a short Invention for solo cello written for Steven Isserlis, is a bridge between the flowing melodies of Schumann's Three Romances and Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C Op. 119.