03'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).

Broadcast Dates

  • 20050810 (Radio 3)