Sonata for violoncello and chamber orchestra

by Olli Mustonen

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Olli Mustonen

Sonata for violoncello and chamber orchestra

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I wrote my Sonata for Cello and Piano in 2006. In one of the first performances of this work, due to a peculiar misunderstanding, it was announced as being a version of a Sonata for Cello and Orchestra. Over the years, this initially amusing misprint has remained in the back of my mind as some kind of an omen, and now, almost ten years later, I have finally written an orchestral version of my dear Sonata. It consists of four movements: Misterioso – the second movement in Andantino character, interrupted by sudden bursts of very rapid scales played by the cello – a brief and furious scherzo – last movement titled ‘Con visione’, which brings the work to a radiant and ecstatic conclusion.

- Olli Mustonen


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Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra


Timo-Veikko Valve, cello, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Olli Mustonen, cond. September 12, 2015, Canberra


I Misterioso, II Andantino, III Precipitato, IV Con visione

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Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra


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