It is a rare and exceptional occasion for the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to play two important compositions by its founder, Ernő Dohnányi, in a single evening. The composer, who established and organised what later became the Radio Orchestra in the mid-1930s, found refuge in America as an emigrant. It was there that he created the works that bore motifs from not only his Hungarian identity, but also from his American one. A wonderful example of this is his American Rhapsody.
In 1953, while living in the United States during the last phase of his career, Dohnányi wrote his major orchestral composition American Rhapsody, in which, as he put it, American folk songs take on a larger form, "just as in Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody.” Among the melodies arranged in it, The Wayfaring Stranger became the central element of the work, reflecting Dohnányi's own situation as an emigrant. The Konzertstück (concert piece), written for cello and orchestra half a century earlier, also ...has a personal angle, with the composer remembering his father, an excellent cellist, in the work. First premièred in 1985 with international stars on the stage, Requiem is also a tribute: this oratorical work by the world-famous composer of musicals was written in memory of his father, the organist and composer William Lloyd Webber, who had passed away a few years earlier.
Presented by: Hungarian Radio Art Groups
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