The Nash Ensemble: Chamber Music of Dohnányi

June 14, 2018, 9:00 am

The name of Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960), the Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor, almost disappeared completely a couple of decades after his death, and with it his works were nearly forgotten. Admired by figures as disparate as Brahms and Bartók, Dohnányi’s music embodies virtues of taste, humor, impeccable control of form, and beauty of style. All those qualities are relished by the Nash Ensemble in wonderful new recordings of three of his chamber works (Serenade, String Quartet No. 3, and Sextet), which can only help to revive interest in this neglected composer.