Ernő Dohnányi Chamber Music

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Konvergencie LIVE

recordings from the concerts on 18 September 2005 in the Klarisky concert hall and 26 September 2010 in the design factory during the 6th and 11th international chamber music festival Konvergencie


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In its Konvergencie LIVE edition, Konvergencie is devoted to works from festival performances which, thanks to the combination of performance qualities, repertoire specifics and sound recording processing, promote not only interesting works but also represent Slovak performing arts. The piano virtuoso, conductor and composer Ernő Dohnányi (27 July 1877, Bratislava – 9 February 1960, New York) is one of the most important and interesting personalities in the history of musical culture whose fate is linked to today’s Bratislava. This musician is connected with Bartók and Alexander Albrecht Dohnányi not only through his studies at the Royal Hungarian Catholic Grammar School in Bratislava, but also at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, which he later headed as director. Dohnányi’s work, which combines the musical traditions of late Romanticism with modernism and the occasional ‘Hungarian colour’, is still rarely performed in Slovakia, even more rarely recorded and generally little known. The Konvergencie Festival has so far presented three major chamber opuses by the composer: the rare Sextet, Op. 37 for clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, cello and piano (1935) and both Piano Quintets in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) and E flat minor, Op. 26 (1914). On this album we bring you the Sextet in C major, Op. 37 from 2010, performed by an international ensemble of exceptional performers: R. Šebesta – clarinet, M. Novák – French horn, I. Karško – violin, V. Mendelssohn – viola, J. Lupták – cello and M. Skuta – piano. The album’s dramaturgy is completed by Serenade in C major for string trio, Op. 10 (Igor Karško – violin, Simon Tandree – viola, Jozef Lupták – cello).

Album contains: music CD, booklet, download code for audio files

Publisher: Konvergencie, 2022

Edition: Konvergencie LIVE

SOZA – BIEM: 1749-011-2

EAN: 8588006338096

recording / recording engineer: Roman Laščiak

mix & mastering: Martin Čema / Jozef Lupták


Ernő DOHNÁNYI (1877 – 1960)

Serenade in C Major for String Trio Op. 10 (1902) / Serenade in C Major Op. 10

I. Marcia. Allegro 2’11”
II. Romanza. Adagio non troppo, quasi andante 3’43”
III. Scherzo. Vivace 4’25”
IV. Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto 5’54”
V. Finale. Rondo 4’43”

Igor Karško (SK/CH) violin

Simon Tandree (UK) viola

Jozef Lupták cello

recording from the concert on 18 September 2005 in the Klarisky Concert Hall during the 6th International Chamber Music Festival Konvergencie

Ernö DOHNÁNYI (1877 – 1960)

Sextet for piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet and French horn in C major Op. 37

I. Allegro appassionato 11’29”
II. Intermezzo 5’39”’
III. Allegro con sentimento 3’42”
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace, giocoso 9’33”

Ronald Šebesta clarinet

Martin Novák (CZ) French horn

Igor Karško (SK/CH) violin

Vladimir Mendelssohn (NL) viola

Jozef Lupták cello

Miki Skuta piano

recording from the concert on 26 September 2010 in the design factory during the 11th international chamber music festival Konvergencie

Ernő Dohnányi Chamber Music

SKU 01113 Category