Hungarian pianist-composer Ernö Dohnányi was a contemporary of Bartok's and famed for his performances of Beethoven. His own music bears the musical imprint of Brahms. The Symphonic Minutes, a forgotten gem, are full of un-ashamed Romantic lyricism and pastoral melodies.
In the first half, the celebrated Imogen Cooper performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1, an early masterpiece by the composer completed in 1797. Adeptly assimilating the styles of his predecessors Mozart and Haydn, it brims with positive energy.
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX