ERNST VON DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960): Suite in F Sharp Minor, Op. 19, Variations on a Nursery Song for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 25, Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 06L081
Description: The famous "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" variations are coupled with less well-known Dohnanyi: the 1909 half-hour long suite showcases the composer's brilliant handling of orchestration and symphonic forms and contains many immediately appealing tunes. The Symphonic Minutes date from 1933 and are a five-movement suite lasting 15 minutes - a kind of mini concerto-for-orchestra with a colorful percussion section and beautiful moments for winds, especially the cor anglais. Eldar Nebolsin (piano), Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta.