A true Renaissance man who often appears as conductor, composer, and pianist in the same concert, Olli Mustonen channels all the breadth of his musical insight and experience into his exuberant solo recitals. Mustonen lends his vivid and balanced touch to lighter works by Schumann and Shchedrin, balanced by Beethoven’s Second Piano Sonata and Prokofiev’s dense and tumultuous Stalingrad Sonata. Full program: Schumann/Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Beethoven/Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2; Rodion Shchedrin/Notebook for Young People; Prokofiev/Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83, Stalingrad.
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