Ernő Dohnányi: Cascades

Ernő Dohnányi, who has been discovered in recent decades, primarily considered himself to be a composer, although he also worked as a concert pianist, conductor and teacher. This is not surprising: he had been writing music since the age of 7, and even at 83, he wrote experimental pieces.

He often played his op. 41, Six Pieces for Piano, and in particular the most popular of the six, entitled Cascades, at his concerts, frequently as an encore. The piece became popular with American audiences when, in 1944, Dohnányi was forced to leave Hungary, and finally settled in the United States.

Ernő Dohnányi: Cascades, Op. 41, No. 4