Ernst Von Dohnányi (1877-1960)

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0320050810

'Musical life in Budapest may be summed up in just one word - Dohnányi.

As pianist, as conductor and in chamber music, he is indefatigably working for his country's art'.

So wrote Bela Bartók of Dohnányi, who single-handedly kept concert life in the capital going during some of Hungary's darkest years of the 20th Century.

Donald Macleod looks at the works Dohnányi wrote during those inter-war years, including his Sextet and the symphonic Ruralia Hungarica, both subtly imbued with evocations of his native land.

Concert Etudes, Op 28, Nos 2, 5 & 6

Markus Pawlik (piano)

Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Song, Op 18

Martin Roscoe (piano)

Sextet - 3rd & 4th mvts

Endymion Ensemble

Ruralia Hungarica

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor).

0320050810

'Musical life in Budapest may be summed up in just one word - Dohnányi.

As pianist, as conductor and in chamber music, he is indefatigably working for his country's art'.

So wrote Bela Bartók of Dohnányi, who single-handedly kept concert life in the capital going during some of Hungary's darkest years of the 20th Century.

Donald Macleod looks at the works Dohnányi wrote during those inter-war years, including his Sextet and the symphonic Ruralia Hungarica, both subtly imbued with evocations of his native land.

Concert Etudes, Op 28, Nos 2, 5 and 6

Markus Pawlik (piano)

Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Song, Op 18

Martin Roscoe (piano)

Sextet - 3rd and 4th mvts

Endymion Ensemble

Ruralia Hungarica

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor).