BASIL RAMSEY listens to Dohnányi piano music
Dohnányi's romantic impulses in music were both of intrinsic
quality and impressive. This CD has the services of a pianist who
gives proof to this with evident enthusiasm. Nonetheless, I find
the music varied in quality with patches below par. It is all written
with a technical command that sometimes carries more conviction
than the music itself.
I've already found disagreement from others with my opinion, so
as always -- the listener will determine his own mind. As long as
he listens with musical ears to the ready. Above all, Dohnányi
possessed supreme technical mastery, which is winningly demonstrated
by Lawrence Schubert [listen -- track 20, 2:47-3:45].