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Ernő Dohnányi: String Quartet in D Flat Major no. 2 op.15

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Published on Sep 12, 2016

A glorious performance by the Kodaly Quartet at the 2016 Indian Summer in Levoca Festival

I. Andante- allegro II. Presto acciaccato III. Molto adagio-Animato-Adagio-Andante-Allegro.

Erno Dohnanyi was born in Bratislava, then known as Pressburg or Poszony. Beginning his career as a pianist and conductor, his piano quintet op.1 (1895) was praised by Brahms, whose style much of Dohnanyi 's music followed. As a conductor in Hungary he was closely associated with the music of Bart6k and Kodaly; as a teacher his pupils included Georg Solti and Annie Fischer. During World War II he protected many Jewish Hungarian musicians. He eventually settled in the USA. His Second Quartet, written in 1906, grows from the 'motto' theme heard at the opening which underlies much of the rest of the work. The furious first section of the second movI. Andante- allegro II. Presto acciaccato III. Molto adagio-Animato-Adagio-Andante-Allegro.

Erno Dohnanyi was born in Bratislava, then known as Pressburg or Poszony. Beginning his career as a pianist and conductor, his piano quintet op.1 (1895) was praised by Brahms, whose style much of Dohnanyi 's music followed. As a conductor in Hungary he was closely associated with the music of Bart6k and Kodaly; as a teacher his pupils included Georg Solti and Annie Fischer. During World War II he protected many Jewish Hungarian musicians. He eventually settled in the USA. His Second Quartet, written in 1906, grows from the 'motto' theme heard at the opening which underlies much of the rest of the work. The furious first section of the second movement ('acciaccare' means 'to crush') surrounds a more peaceful trio section. The last movement powerfully brings together the moods and themes of the previous two.
ment ('acciaccare' means 'to crush') surrounds a more peaceful trio section. The last movement powerfully brings together the moods and themes of the previous two.

Concert given with the support of the Hungarian Institute in Bratislava.

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