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Product details

Content
Mustonen plays Sibelius

Artists
Olli Mustonen, piano

Genres
Instrumental

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
September 2002

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1014-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195101421

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Track listing

CD
65:01
10 Pieces for Piano (Zehn KlavierstŁcke), Op. 58
27:44
1
I. RÍverie
3:37

2
II. Scherzino
1:37

3
III. Air variť
3:49

4
IV. The Shepherd (Der Hirt)
2:39

5
V. In the Evening (Des Abends)
3:49

6
VI. Dialogue
2:16

7
VII. Tempo di Minuetto
2:29

8
VIII. Fishermanís Song (Fischerlied)
2:34

9
IX. Serenade (Stšndchen)
2:09

10
X. Summer Song (Sommerlied)
2:40


11
March of the Finnish Jaeger Battalion, Op. 91a
1:04

13 Pieces for Piano, Op. 76
17:04
12
II. Etude
1:12

13
III. Carillon
1:04

14
IV. Humoresque
1:21

15
V. Consolation
2:02

16
IX. Arabesque
0:53

17
VI. Romanzetta
1:43

18
VII. Affettuoso
1:24

19
VIII. PiŤce enfantine
0:42

20
I. Esquisse
0:51

21
X. Elegiaco
1:37

22
XI. Linnaea
2:10

23
XIII. Capriccietto
0:47

24
XIII. Harlequinade
1:12


Rondinos, Op. 68
5:14
25
Rondino No. 1
3:22

26
Rondino No. 2
1:52


Bagatelles, Op. 34
13:29
27
I. Valse
1:45

28
II. Air de danse
0:43

29
III. Mazurka
1:17

30
IV. Couplet
1:22

31
V. Boutade
1:35

32
VI. RÍverie
1:58

33
VII. Danse pastorale
0:46

34
IX. Reconnaissance
0:42

35
X. Souvenir
1:40

36
XIII. Joueur de harpe
1:36


Press review

There's some real magic in this disc. His brilliant, glittering, delicate playing adds an icy edge of enchantment and clarity to pieces that are already enchanting in their own right. (...) One feels that Mustonen understands Sibelius' imagination from the inside; outside, his touch gleams with the otherworldly incandescence of frost patterns in the sunlight.
Pianist Magazine

No performance I have heard do more to challenge the assumption that Sibelius's piano music is inherently unpianistic. Accordingly, and with the proviso that these are highly personal interpretations, this is a CD that can be warmly welcomed, the more so that the recording quality is so clear and lifelike (...).
David Fanning, Gramophone, January 2003

Championing Sibelius and his piano music is a great venture of high class. (...) It is a pure joy to follow Mustonen on this path.
Michael Stenger, Fono Forum, January 2003, Performance ***** / Sound *****

Since Glenn Gould (...) precious few pianists have accepted to champion these bagatelles, rondinos and other miniature pieces. (...) This recording wets the appetite for more Sibelius from the perspective of a pianist, who, himself a composer, approaches the works of his great, elder collegue with a creative freedom.
Peter Cossť, Klassik-heute.com, December 11, 2002

Complete description

This CD is the first fruit of Olli Mustonen's recording collaboration wih Ondine. This solo recording features the exceptional Finnish pianist with the most ambitious achievements of Jean Sibelius's piano music, a body of lovely and rarely-played miniatures which still await discovery.

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