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.
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.”