Piano Quintet

by Olli Mustonen

for two violins, viola, violoncello and piano

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Olli Mustonen

Piano Quintet

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The first movement of my Piano Quintet is filled with drama and passion. Its atmosphere can be related to my Second Symphony Johannes Angelos. The second movement is a set of polyphonic variations in a form reminiscent of a passacaglia. The music seems to be hypnotized by a theme consisting of a chromatic cluster of ten notes. In the beginning of the last movement, materials from the previous movements start to reappear, but this time in a mysterious, incoherent way. The strings find new music resembling a fragmented hymn. Fast-moving triplets start to appear and the music reaches a joyful and ecstatic conclusion.

- Olli Mustonen


2vln, vla, vlc, pno


Chamber Works


Christian Tetzlaff, Violine; Florian Donderer, Violine; Hartmut Rohde, Viola; Gustav Rivinius, Violoncello; Olli Mustonen, Klavier, 12. Juni 2015 Heimbach, RWE-Kraftwerk (D) Festival "Spannungen" 2015


I Drammatico e passionato, II Quasi una passacaglia (Andantino), III Finale (Misterioso)

Commisioned by / dedications

Auftragswerk des Kunstförderverein Kreis Düren e.V. für das Kammermusikfest "Spannungen Musik im Kraftwerk Heimbach 2015“, des Festivals O/MODƏRNT und der Wigmore Hall

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