Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2

This second volume of Dohnányi’s piano music focuses on early works from the period 1897 to 1907, when Dohnányi was still establishing himself within the great lineage of composer–pianists. Martin Roscoe is the ideal performer: the acknowledged master of this deeply appealing and unfairly neglected repertoire.

A highlight of the album is the Variations and Fugue on a theme of EG, Op 4—a monumental work that would soon be hailed by the Viennese press as ‘the most valuable enrichment of music literature since Brahms’.

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‘The opening pages of Dohnányi's Op 2 might well have been penned by Brahms in one of his jollier moods … the finale reveals a taste for bravura writing in the great pianist-composer tradition. T ...
‘You can't help but be impressed by Dohnányi's compositional assuredness … all performed with consummate technical mastery and musical insight’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Connoisseurs of late Romanticism and aficionados of early twentieth-century music all owe Martin Roscoe an immense debt of gratitude … it would be difficult to overpraise Roscoe's accomplishment ...