Brahms, Intermezzo in E flat, Op. 117/1

The marvel of compression and concentration in the last works of Brahms in their exploration of the acceptance of heartache. And this is a superb interpretation.

Ernő Dohnányi (Courtesy:

Ernő Dohnányi (Courtesy:

With thanks to Mark Ainley:

“A gorgeous recording of composer-pianist Ernő Dohnányi playing the Brahms Intermezzo in E-Flat Major Op.117 No.1 at a late 1950s recital. Approximately 80 years old at the time of the performance, Dohnanyi plays with a marvellous singing sonority, wonderful voicing (those chords and resonant bass notes!), fluid legato, and impassioned phrasing.”



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