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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.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    3 Romances, Op 94

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Robert Schumann

    Sheherazade, Op 68 no 32

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Robert Schumann

    Winterszeit I, Op 68 no 38

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Robert Schumann

    Winterszeit II, Op 68 no 39

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Olli Mustonen

    Frei, aber einsam (UK premiere)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
  • Robert Schumann

    Intermezzo in F major (from Sonata F.A.E.)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cello Sonata in C, Op.119

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.
  • Robert Schumann

    Langsam, Op 102 no 2

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Olli Mustonen.

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